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What is the normal blood sugar levels fasting and one hour after meals with gestational diabetes?

What is the normal blood sugar levels fasting and one hour after meals with gestational diabetes?

Here you go...: The chart below shows what blood sugar usually should be during different times of the day. Ask your doctor or midwife what targets are right for you. Before eating less than 95 one hour after eating less than 130 two hours after eating less than 120. ...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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I am 27 weeks pregnant and have gestational diabetes what is a normal blood sugar level should be. I tested this morning and it was 141?

I am 27 weeks pregnant and have gestational diabetes what is a normal blood sugar level should be. I tested this morning and it was 141?

Fasting <95: The fourth international workshop-conference on gestational diabetes mellitus recommends the following glucose values: premeal (fasting) < 95 mg/dl, 1-hour after meals < 140 mg/dl, and 2-hour after meals < 120 mg/dl. The american college of OB gyn guidelines are the same except that the 1-hour postprandial glucose value is considered acceptable at either 130 or 140 mg/dl. If high, call your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the recommended blood sugar levels and when do you go on insulin if diagnosed with gestational diabetes?

What are the recommended blood sugar levels and when do you go on insulin if diagnosed with gestational diabetes?

Over 150: If you have been diagnosed with gdm, you can safely take glucophage (metformin) but if not controlled you would need insulin. If your readings were consistently above 150 you would need insulin. ...Read more

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I have gestational diabetes and my blood sugar levels that i check 4 times a day are at lower edge(around 90), even if i eat many carbs.wht it means?

I have gestational diabetes and my blood sugar levels that i check 4 times a day are at lower edge(around 90), even if i eat many carbs.wht it means?

90 is great!: Normal glucose range for someone without diabetes is 60-100, so no dangers whatsoever from a sugar of 90. Target range for a young person with diabetes is 80-120, and a little lower, maybe 70-110, during pregnancy.. Sounds like you're doing great! ...Read more

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What level of blood sugar during gestational diabetes causes you to have big babies?

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

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Anyone know what is a high level of blood sugar during gestational diabetes to have big babies?

Anyone know what is a high level of blood sugar during gestational diabetes to have big babies?

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 more

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What are the optimal blood glucose levels for pregnant women with gestational diabetes?

What are the optimal blood glucose levels for pregnant women with gestational diabetes?

Low!: Less than 95 fasting, and less than 120 2 hours after meals. (some are a little more liberal with fastings, allowing less than 105). Gestational diabetic are less likely to have problems with fasting sugars as they are with postprandial (after meals) sugars. ...Read more

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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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Blood Sugar (Definition)

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


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