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Does Gestational Diabetes Have Different Severity Levels
Presistent increased frequency of emptying bladder, urinating, as a symptom of a disease state. 2 types: Mellitus (high blood glucose) & Insipidus (inadequate anti-diuretic hormone). In Diabetes mellitus, the far more common, glucose concentrations are ↑ed due to combination of 8 organ system changes referred to as the "ominous octet" & aggravated by intake of sugars (simple & complex ...Read more
You're trying: To make it too simple. Even though you think you eat exactly the same from one time to the next, there are millions of other factors changing in your body every second which can effect your glucose. It's much, much more complicated than you think. Discuss w/your diabetes team members. ...Read more
Depends: What your level should be depends on when you took it. The ideal for your sugar before you eat in the morning is about 90. 2 hours after meals should be less than 120 and one hour after a meal should be 130. If you are talking about the screening for gestational diabetes (a one hour glucose tolerance test) then cut off is 130-140 for normal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hello what are the blood suger levels supposed to be in between, that are healthy and safe for baby when i have gestational diabetes?
Ask your OB!: You are smart to ask this question. I'm sure you have researched it and feel confused. Gestational diabetes is common, and the main complication is large baby size. You know what you need to avoid (sugar! ). Excellent hydration will also help keep your blood sugar lower. Moderate exercise will help too. Eat healthy and don't obsess over this. Wising you a safe delivery of a healthy baby! ...Read more
Over 140: A blood sugar of 140 will enable diagnosis of gestational diabetes. If you have been diagnosed, your baby is in danger of growing at a too large rate. This causes the baby's system to produce insulin at a higher rate, which fuels growth. There are multiple complications at risk. You can use exercise to bring blood sugar back to normal range. Be sure and follow your doctor's orders to a T. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pattern not number: Baby begins to make their own Insulin during mid pregnancy & any moment that moms levels are high will push glucose across the placenta, forcing baby to store the excess as fat.Any maternal levels above normal can lead to enlarged organs, defects, large baby & the need for IV fluid treatment after birth . The better mom's control, the less problems for baby, the worse control, the bigger the pbs. ...Read more
What are the recommended blood sugar levels and when do you go on insulin if diagnosed with gestational diabetes?
I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. What's the normal bg level now that i'm not pregnant anymore?
HBA1c/peak glucose: Blood glucose is typically checked fasting, the least likely way to pick up diabetes mellitus. Blood glucose is constantly changing according to ingestion, internal production, usage, etc. Diabetes mellitus typically progresses for 15-25 years before obvious by usual medical approaches. Hba1c, aka glycosylated hb, is a more effective single test. Optimal ?5.0%, but not called dm until ?6.5%. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
sugar level was 8.5, 1 hour after eating so I checked again after 15 minutes it was 7.2. What can I do about it or is it normal?
Gestational diabetes: Please have your obstetrician refer you to an endocrinologist to put you on the right track. Not a difficult move but quite necessary. ...Read more
Gestational diabetes is high blood sugar that's first noticed during pregnancy. Hormones increase blood sugar levels during pregnancy. If levels get too high, it's called gestational diabetes. Some moms have had high sugars before pregnancy, but haven't been tested. That's why moms with gdm should have sugars ...Read more
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