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.
April 9, 2000
Question from Beaumont, Texas, USA:
I am currently 34 1/2 weeks pregnant and was just diagnosed with gestational diabetes. I start my new diet today. I notice a lot of people test fasting and 2 hours after meals, but my dietitian said I was to test fasting, and 1 hour post meals. Also, it seems they expect my levels to be lower than what I have read elsewhere -- below 90 fasting, and below 120 at 1 hour after meals. Any idea why this is? Also, should I start seeing these numbers right away, or does it take a few days for you to start seeing good numbers? The dietitian said if 2 or 3 numbers in a week were high then I may have to use insulin, but she didn't say if this started with my first reading or not.
My approach is to try and achieve a fasting blood sugar less than 105 mg/dl (preferably 70-90 mg/dl) and a 1 hour post meal blood sugar less than 130 mg/dl or 2 hour post meal less than 120 mg/dl. A few days may be required to see any benefits of the diet.