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 24, 2000
Question from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia:
My partner is 28 years old and has type 1 diabetes, diagnosed 10 years ago. She has now been on Humalog for 18 months, and has never had better control of her blood sugar levels. We are planning a pregnancy and would like an update on the progress of any clinical trials of Humalog and pregnancy. I am worried that changing insulins at this stage may do more harm than good.
At this time I am not aware of any completed clinical trials of Humalog and pregnancy. I have used Humalog with good results and no apparent adverse fetal effects. Therefore, I would suggest continuing with the Humalog at this time.
Additional comments from Dr. Bill Quick:
In an earlier question and answer, the issue of lack of information about safety during pregnancy, and a preliminary report of problems during pregnancy while using Humalog, was discussed. I’ve not seen any further concerns since then.
[Editor’s comment: There are many other questions about Humalog and pregnancy.