Lisu Vega, 35, a Miami fashion designer, sits in her Miami studio on Tuesday. Vega, who gave birth a few days ago, learned at 24 weeks that she had gestational diabetes.
Lisu Vega, 35, a Miami fashion designer, sits in her Miami studio on Tuesday. Vega, who gave birth a few days ago, learned at 24 weeks that she had gestational diabetes. ANDRIANA MEREUTA FOR the HERALD
Lisu Vega, 35, a Miami fashion designer, sits in her Miami studio on Tuesday. Vega, who gave birth a few days ago, learned at 24 weeks that she had gestational diabetes. ANDRIANA MEREUTA FOR the HERALD

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