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 6, 2000
Question from Aurora, Colorado, USA:
I am 29 years old and have type 2 diabetes. I have tried everything, and I am on two pills for diabetes. My blood sugars at this point in time run about 450 mg/dl [25 mmol/L], which I know is very high. I really want to have a baby, but my doctors say that won't happen until I get my blood sugars down. Is this right? Do you have any suggestions on how to get pregnant?
You can get pregnant with sugars as high as yours, but that would place the baby at high risk of abnormalities. With blood sugars as high as yours, and considering that you want to try for a pregnancy, I would suggest starting insulin. You should be in much better control before trying to conceive. You will have to switch anyway since the oral hypoglycemic agents are not recommended during pregnancy.