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.
October 17, 2000
Gestational Diabetes, Meal Planning, Food and Diet
Question from Heber City, Utah, USA:
I am 35 years old and in my third trimester of pregnancy. I took the one-hour glucose tolerance test and had a reading of 158 mg/dl [8.8 mmol/L]. My doctor gave me a suggested diet. Is it safe to use "Equal" and if so how much? I really enjoy sugar and cream in my coffee in the morning.
Equal is a compound formed from two amino acids: L-phenylalanine and L-aspartic acid. Since it is not a sugar, it is a good sweetener for people with diabetes. It is also safe in pregnancy.