Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
October 14, 2001
Question from San Diego, California, USA:
Why can't insulin be made in a pill form like other hormones?
Insulin cannot be given via the oral route because the low pH [in other words, high acid level] in the stomach chews up the insulin molecule and makes it inactive as a glucose lowering agent.