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For gestational diabetes what is 150 sugar level?

For gestational diabetes what is 150 sugar level?

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 more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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Can you tell me about gestational diabetes- where is my sugar supposed to be?

Can you tell me about gestational diabetes- where is my sugar supposed to be?

Gestational Diabetes: The American Diabetes Association recommends that all women who are not already diagnosed with diabetes be tested for gestational diabetes between the 24th and 28th weeks of pregnancy using the oral glucose tolerance test. ...Read more

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After having gestational diabetes, does your child have a chance of developing diabetes? My 6yo craves sugar & is constantly hungry.

After having gestational diabetes, does your child have a chance of developing diabetes? My 6yo craves sugar & is constantly hungry.

Yes : Children born to women who had gestational diabetes are at higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Recommendations are to help children maintain a healthy weight and be fit. ...Read more

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Just informed I may have gestational diabetes-more test next week. In meantime told to watch sugar. Do I check glucides or sugar grams on food labels?

Just informed I may have gestational diabetes-more test next week. In meantime told to watch sugar. Do I check glucides or sugar grams on food labels?

Food labels: By all means take your usual food but be careful with blood sugar levels. Check your blood sugar level every other morning and every other night. If you have not previously checked blood sugar please have your doctor or nurse teach you. ...Read more

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I had gestational diabetes and afterwards my fasting sugars in the morning were right around 100. Is that enough to put me on metformin ?

I had gestational diabetes and afterwards my fasting sugars in the morning were right around 100. Is that enough to put me on metformin ?

Depends-Yes: Studies show that most women with gestational diabetes that are not properly educated/managed become diabetics in ~5-10 years. Depending on your family history, medical conditions, body weight etc drug therapy/ life style modifications may delay/prevent the onset of diabetes. Metformin alone has shown ~ 35 % reduction in diabetes in obese patients. Diet/exercise plus metformin works better. ...Read more

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Hello what are the blood suger levels supposed to be in between, that are healthy and safe for baby when i have gestational diabetes?

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

Dr. Alison Stuebe
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Gestational Diabetes (Definition)

Gestational diabetes occurs in women who are pregnant. Prior to becoming pregant the woman was not diabetic and once the woman delivers the baby the diabetes goes away, although she has a higher chance of getting non-insulin-dependent diabetes in the future. With gestational diabetes, hormones from the pregnancy ...Read more


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Diabetes Onset During Pregnancy (Definition)

Gestational diabetes is the onset of diabetes in the mother during pregnancy. Symptoms include increased thirst and increased urination, and may lead to a ...Read more