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.
March 22, 2001
Question from New York, USA:
I am 35 weeks pregnant, and I have gestational diabetes. I have a question regarding your answer to a previous question. You have mentioned that although my blood sugar was only mildly elevated, it was probably enough to stimulate insulin production in the fetus. My questions are: How long does my blood sugar need to stay high to stimulate insulin production in fetus? If the fetus already increased its insulin production due to my prior high blood sugar level, and my blood sugar returns to normal range and stays within the normal range for the next few weeks, will it come back to normal?
I do not know how quickly the fetus changes its insulin production in response to your blood sugar levels. If you improve your glucose control, then the fetus will adjust accordingly. This is what happens to the newborn only more rapidly.