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 9, 2003
Family Planning, Pills for Diabetes
Question from Georgia, USA:
I have just found out that I am four weeks pregnant. Is it safe to continue taking Glucophage XR [metformin] during pregnancy? Are there any possible risks to the baby?
Oral hypoglycemic agents are not recommended during early pregnancy. However, patients with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome have been treated during pregnancy since there is some evidence that it may reduce the incidence of miscarriage. No adverse outcomes have been reported, but these were small studies. The least risky approach is to switch over to insulin which is the standard of care for diabetes in pregnancy.