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.
July 29, 2000
Question from Montreal, Canada:
I am 36 weeks pregnant, and I'm worried because my doctor told me I have diabetes. What are the risks for my baby if I have a high sugar? Is it very complicated to have a situation like this during pregnancy?
I am presuming that you have developed gestational diabetes. The main risk to the baby is excessive fetal growth. If your blood sugar remains high, the baby can actually have problems with low blood sugar after birth. However, it you follow your diet carefully or even require insulin, then these problems with the baby can be reduced.