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.
December 25, 1999
Question from Luxembourg:
I am 30 years old with type 1 diabetes since 10 years. My partner and I are thinking of trying to become pregnant but I am worried because twice this year my blood analyses have shown traces of microalbumin. Apart from that my HbA1c has been stable at 7.1%. In what way could this affect the pregnancy and the child?
A small amount of proteinuria should not preclude pregnancy. I would recommend a 24 hour urine collection for total protein and creatinine clearance to further define your kidney function. Kidney function can worsen with pregnancy. As long as your blood sugar is under good control and your blood pressure is normal, then a good outcome can be anticipated.