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 14, 2000
Gestational Diabetes, Meal Planning, Food and Diet
Question from Baltimore, Maryland, USA:
I have gestational diabetes and was put on a diet that I seem to be unable to handle. I have cut down on my sugar and carbs and I have no energy now. What would happen to me and/or my baby if I do not follow my diet strictly?
I don’t know exactly what diet you are on, but if you aren’t feeling well, you should contact your doctor to see if the problem is related to the diet or some other problem. If you need to restrict your calories very severely in order to maintain normal blood sugar, you may need insulin so you can eat a little more. Make sure you aren’t spilling ketones from severe carbohydrate restriction which isn’t good for the baby or you.
In any case, check with your own doctor.