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.
May 16, 2000
Question from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA:
Why would insulin alone or insulin with water kill a diabetic patient who is dehydrating?
A person with Type 1 diabetes who is dehydrated needs water and insulin to improve. I’m not sure I understand your question entirely, but it is important to provide extra water in addition to providing insulin when a child with diabetes becomes dehydrated. This can quickly lead to diabetic ketoacidosis without proper intervention. You can read more about this at http://www.uchsc.edu/misc/diabetes/chap14.html.