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.
February 16, 2002
Family Planning, Insulin Analogs
Question from Columbus, Ohio, USA:
Is Lantus safe to use in pregnancy? It seems the benefits of stable blood glucose levels may outweigh the risks associated with using it. Is it category C only because it is such a difficult thing to get something approved for pregnancy? Are there any real data to show there is a risk, or just lack of data?
I am not aware of any new data on Lantus (insulin glargine) showing risk to a pregnancy. The risk in human pregnancies remains unknown.
Animal studies showed in some rat pups a mildly dilated cerebral ventricle. Whether this is significant or not is unclear. No other abnormalities were noted.
I have had a few patients on Lantus without problems, but you need thousands to make a definitive statement on safety.