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.
July 12, 2001
Question from Garland, Texas, USA:
I just find out that I'm having a baby, I have diabetes, and I know my blood sugars are high because I should have been taking something for it, but I didn't. I'm scared that my baby won't make it, and I guess I need to know what to eat so I don't make my blood sugar go up. What can I do until I go to the doctor?
The best thing for you to do is to see your doctor immediately. If you can check your own blood sugar, that will be helpful. Do not eat anything with simple sugars (candy, soda, sweetened cereals). Stick to proteins (fish, beef or chicken). You can also eat bread and pasta (noodles) in small amounts.