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.
September 22, 2000
Question from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada:
I am 16 weeks pregnant, why did I get gestational diabetes so early in my pregnancy? Are my risks higher of having diabetes after I give birth? Does it matter when in your pregnancy you develop the this?
You may have preexisting glucose intolerance or mild diabetes. It will be important to evaluate you after your delivery to rule out diabetes. You are at increased risk of developing diabetes later in life. However, this risk can be reduced with diet and exercise.