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.
May 17, 2000
Question from Michigan, USA:
I had gestational diabetes with my twin pregnancy. However, the condition was not treated and my sons were born with hypoglycemia. Their sugar level was 11. One of my babies was born unconscious. It took over 3 minutes to resuscitate him. He is now 2 1/2 and having difficulty attending to any activity (unlike his brother). What are the complications from such low blood sugar at birth? It was caught shortly after birth. However, I wonder if there could be any connection to the hypoxia (unconscious), the hypoglycemia, and the attention problems. He is involved with an early intervention program in my area and the occupational therapists are worried about him!
It is quite true that anoxia and/or hypoglycemia at birth may lead to developmental problems later.