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.
June 16, 2005
Insulin Analogs, Pregnancy
Question from Waterloo, Ontario, Canada:
I have had type 1 diabetes since February 1990. I have only used pen technology since 1991. I solely used NPH and Toronto until two days ago. My endocrinologist switched the Toronto to NovoRapid. Currently, I am trying to conceive a child. My first child died as a result of Group B Strep in my 34th week of pregnancy. I also have Hypothyroidism. Is there a problem using NovoRapid before and during pregnancy? Will it cause birth defects?
NovoRapid (NovoLog in the United States) is used commonly in pregnancy and appears to be safe. Thus, I would agree with the changes made by your endocrinologist.
[Editor’s comment: “Toronto” insulin is another name for Regular insulin.