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Blood Sugar Levels Chart During Pregnancy
What should normal blood sugar levels be, for fasting, 1 hr and 2 hr post prandial during pregnancy? Is 124 at one hour pp normal?
Blood sugar: The normal fasting blood sugar is lower during pregnancy. The fasting blood sugar should be less than 95 mg/dL. The one-hour post prandial blood sugar should be less than 140 mg/dL and the two-hour post prandial blood sugar should be less than 120 mg/dL. So a measurement of 124 mg/dL at one hour post prandial is normal. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
What is the standard blood sugar level for a pregnancy of 5 months. Specially for dinner and lunch and with how much time difference.
90-130: The "usual" blood sugars in pregnancy are the same as in non-pregnant people, but pregnancy increases the risk of diabetes. If this occurs, it is called gestational diabetes. In pregnant women with diabetes we generally aim for pre-meal numbers in the range of 90-130 if we can get there without risking low blood sugars. If the woman is not on insulin, it's fine to be lower. About 6 hours btween ...Read more
Possible: It is possible — but not likely. ...Read more
How to know if my hoshimoto's levels are off during pregnancy? Blood test isn't till next week and feel horrible.
Call your doctor: Ask to have test earlier. Doctor should know about your feeling horrible! ...Read more
What does it mean when blood levels are low during pregnancy my niece is 5 month and this has just happened?
You have to be more : Specific, what blood levels? Impossible to answer that question without knowing what blood levels you are talking about. ...Read more
THere are none: There are no low glucose levels with pregnancy gtt, only good normal levels. Hypoglycemaa doesn't occur in human beings who aren't receiving treatment for diabetes or have end stage cancer, liver or kidney failure, etc. Particularly in pregnancy, glucose normal levels are much lower than non-pregnancy, a lower number is an excellent sign,. ...Read more
Just had quantitative blood pregnancy test to check levels during miscarriage would that test have also shown if I had any hormonal abnormalities?
Can blood sugar levels fluctuate (even go up) during fasting? I checked 2 hours after dinner and it was 70. But 8 hours later (fasted) it was 81.
Blood sugars: Your blood sugar goes up and down in response to what you eat, how active you are, and how your body responds to each. When your blood sugar falls, your body's response is to stop releasing insulin (the hormone that makes your sugar fall), and release glucagon, a hormone that makes your blood sugar rise. ...Read more
Protein: When the blood sugar drops at night this is usually due to a high carbohydrate meal at night or imbalanced Insulin and glucagon levels — the hormones that regulate blood sugar. Insulin lowers blood sugar, while glucagon elevates the blood sugar. If we need to keep the level up at night I have the patient eat protein at night, as protein elevates glucagon. ...Read more
My mother-in-law has had episodes during the night where her blood sugar levels drop dramatically. What can we use to elevate her sugars back to normal?
Hypoglycemia: First off, there must be a reason found for hypoglycemia. I understand your mother-in-law is not diabetic based on the med list provided. So, if she is truly hypoglycemic, she will need to have that worked up to find the cause. Until then, a rich calorie meal before bedtime should help her maintain more or less adequate level. ...Read more
What is making my vision blur? Its worse when I eat sugar or blood glucose goes below 5.0mmol but is sometimes blurred when glucose level is good. Idea
Fluctuating glucose: Patients with fluctuating blood sugar levels often have fluctuations in vision. It could be simply that, something like latent hyperopia and need for glasses, or something more serious. You need a good eye exam to diagnose. Diabetics need to be seen annually at the least. ...Read more
Is it true that 5 grams of table sugar will not raise your blood glucose level? (Assuming nothing else consumed with it--just the 5 g of sugar)
I smoke rarely, every few days I would have one. Would i be able to keep a good blood glucose/sugar level if i just have just one cigarette?
Your blood: Sugar depends upon thousands of things, most of which you cannot control. You can, however, control diet, exercise, risk factors, medication, monitoring, glucose control etc. Smoking is one of those thing you an also control. It's not up to me to tell you how much you can get away with before you have trouble, because it's impossible to state with certainty. Your choice. I can't give permission. ...Read more
Depends on risks.: First trimester blood work includes: blood count, blood type, exposure to hiv, syphilis, hepatitis b, immunity to rubella, pap smear and cultures for gc & chlamydia in the second trimester, screening for anemia and gestational diabetes. In the third trimester, a second screen for hiv, syphilis and a vaginal culture for group b strep. Additional testing may be offered depending on risk factors. ...Read more
Very carefully: And with help of a cardiologist to use only approved meds in preg ...Read more
Depends: There can be numerous reasons that vary from pregnancy to pregnancy, for why certain tests are ordered. Routinely, urine samples are run to ensure there is no infection present in the urine as well as to make sure there are no proteins that are spilling into the urine. Blood tests may be more specific to an individual pregnancy. Good luck! ...Read more
Not best choice : Methyldopa and Labetalol are the two most common blood pressure medications prescribed for pregnant women. They have the best safety profile. If your doctor chose something different from ask your doctor why. There may be a specific reason for choosing a specific drug. ...Read more
Little: Baseline sample, 1 hour sample less than 10 cc. Each. ...Read more
Yes: Viable pregnancies can produce some light bleeding initially, but if it increases in character and amount many early pregnancies fail in the form of miscarriages. ...Read more
The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. The body naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells, and blood lipids (in the form of fats and oils) are primarily ...Read more
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