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.
January 8, 2002
Question from London, England:
I know of a west African woman who has gestational diabetes. Is there a relationship between a certain diet consumed during pregnancy and the development of gestational diabetes?
Diet can affect how well a pregnant woman tolerates glucose, but the cause of gestational diabetes is from placental hormones that increase insulin resistance. Often, gestational diabetes can be managed by placing a woman on a diet that is low in fat and higher in protein and complex carbohydrates (pasta, grains, etc).