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 11, 2002
Question from Exeter, Ontario, Canada:
I had gestational diabetes, and my ten month old daughter was born tongue-tied, now has a hearing deficit, and is slow at learning things. Could my daughter's problems be related to my gestational diabetes? What are the chances that she will eventually diabetes? There is a history of diabetes in my family, and with each of my four pregnancies, my diabetes became progressively worse, but has so far disappeared after each.
I am not aware of diabetes causing any of the problems that you are describing, although there may be subtle effects that have not been truly appreciated in the past. If you truly only had gestational diabetes and normal blood sugars during the first eight to ten weeks of pregnancy, then that makes it less likely that diabetes caused these problems.