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 3, 2003
Question from Bronx, New York, USA:
I am 22 years old, have had type 1 diabetes since I was 12, and a year from now I'm planning on getting married and starting a family. I'm a little bit concerned because, besides having diabetes, I also have irregular menstrual cycles, and I'm wondering whether or not this will affect my chances of getting pregnant. I already have an appointment with a gynecologist to talk about my irregular periods, but any information that you could give me would help me a lot.
The fact that you are having periods suggests that you are most likely ovulating and can therefore get pregnant. However, timing a conception may be a problem. There are some ways of increasing the frequency of ovulation. However, consultation with your gynecologist is important.
[Editor’s comment: See Planning a pregnancy at the Diabetes Monitor.