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 21, 2002
Question from Anchorage, Alaska, USA:
I'm 27 years old, have had diabetes since I was eight, and I'm pregnant with my first child. I cannot get a straight answer from my doctors about how they want to handle my insulin needs and blood sugars during labor and delivery. I'm on a pump and would like to continue using it during labor.
During labor I like to have patients on an intravenous insulin drip. This is a very easy way to control blood sugars, but an insulin pump will also work. I would suggest speaking with your doctor further about these matters.
[Editor’s comment: Who prescribed the pump? That doctor should be able to either consult with your OB-Gyn during your delivery, or at least advise the OB-Gyn casually if the prescribing physician is not on the staff of the hospital where you will be delivering.