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.
November 17, 2001
Question from Scottsboro, Alabama, USA:
Will a flu shot could cause an insulin reaction in a four year old who has type 1 diabetes and uses NPH and Regular insulin?
It is not likely that flu shots would cause hypoglycemia. It is more likely that you would get a mild case of a viral-like response and therefore have to follow sick day management guidelines for similar respiratory illnesses. However, everyone is an individual so you should use blood glucose levels and urine ketone checks as a guide.