A 42-year-old female asked:
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is increased thirst normal at 38 weeks pregnant? blood sugar is normal & no gestational diabetes.

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Dr. Robert Fields
35 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not a problem: Hopfully you are not eating lots of salty food. Living in hot climate will certainly require increase fluid intake.
Answered on Jun 9, 2015
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Preg. blood sugars: If you are not a diabetic then your fasting blood sugars should be less than 126. Pregnancy can stress your body to cause blood sugars to rise.
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No: U need a glucose or multi-test strip to pick up diabetes. Done whenever you have a "routine" non-pregnancy urine test.

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