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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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Ua (Definition)

A ua is a urinalysis, or chemical and microscopic analysis of the urine. The standard urinalysis is performed with a dipstick test for ph, blood, protein, sugar, and ketones. In addition, a urinalysis usually includes a microscope examination to identify if the urine contains cells, "casts" (structures that indicate a problem originating in the kidney) or crystals (such as ...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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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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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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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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27 weeks pregnant, if they found acetone in urine analysis, does this mean I have gestational diabetes?

27 weeks pregnant, if they found acetone in urine analysis, does this mean I have gestational diabetes?

One possibility but: it may not be in your case ,you may not be eating properly remember you need to consume more as you have extra mouth to feed now , You may be eating less , or eating more fat and and proteins not enough carbohydrates , you need to maintain glucose levels need carbohydrates . Drink plenty of fluids eat balanced diet and make sure to see your doctor to find the cause . ...Read more

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How common is gestational diabetes?

How common is gestational diabetes?

2-4% of Pregnancies: It varies depending on your risk factors. Women with a body mass index (a BMI classified as "obese") are at higher risk, as are those with a a family history of diabetes, or a personal history of gestational diabetes during a prior pregnancy. Up to 70% of women with it will get diabetes later in life, so you must get testing after delivery, and each year. ...Read more

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How can I treat gestational diabetes?

How can I treat gestational diabetes?

Doc's orders: Of course follow your OB's orders, but drinking 8 glasses of water a day. No Sodas, sweet tea or sweet anything. Eat fresh fruits, and salads. Whole grains. Try some new cookbooks to experiment. Take long daily walks if your OB says its ok. It will directly remove excess sugar from the bloodstream. "Eating for two" is not necessary. Thanks for taking such an active role in your health ...Read more

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How likely is getting gestational diabetes?

How likely is getting gestational diabetes?

Depends: Some patients will get gestational diabetes with no apparent risk factors. Other patients who are overweight, have a family history of diabetes, or have had a history of carbohydrate intolerance in the past have a higher chance of getting gestational diabetes. Controlling blood sugar levels during pregnancy is critical both for the health of the baby and the mom. ...Read more

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I am puzzled about gestational diabetes test?

I am puzzled about gestational diabetes test?

There are: Fixed definitions of blood sugars that make the diagnosis if you have it valuable, as appropriate therapy can reduce adverse outcomes to mom, fetus, and infant when born. ...Read more

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Which type of diet is for gestational diabetes?

Which type of diet is for gestational diabetes?

Nutritionist: Most of the obstetricians I have worked with referred women with gestational diabetes to a class on the subject or to work with a nutritionist. I think this is quiet important. Frankly, it would be difficulty to teach the concepts of eating with diabetes in 400 words or less. ...Read more

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When did gestational diabetes become discovered?

When did gestational diabetes become discovered?

Depends: Doctors in the early 1960s began recognizing that wom en with glucose levels in the upper ranges were more prone to problems and later to diabetes. It was not until a congress in about 1990 that glucose testing became standard and gestational diabetes really understood and nationally recognized and treated. I know my last child was born in 1980 and i was never tested! ...Read more

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What causes gestational diabetes and how can I avoid it?

What causes gestational diabetes and how can I avoid it?

Insulin resistance: If you have a family history of diabetes, you are already predisposed to having Insulin resistance. As you gain weight with pregnancy and the hormonal changes take place, you increase Insulin exposure and become more Insulin resistant till you can no longer keep up with demands and start spilling sugar (as they say). Avoid by eating no sugar, minimal carbs, keep pregnancy weight gain to <25 if ove. ...Read more

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How can gestational diabetes affects our spouses and family?

How can  gestational diabetes affects our spouses and family?

It shouldn't: That is, as long as you follow your doctor's instructions ! patients with gestational diabetes are considered high risk and should follow their doctor's instructions very carefully to keep their sugars under control. This way, there is a much better chance of having a healthy pregnancy, healthy delivery and healthy baby. That will make your spouse and family very, very happy. ...Read more

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What are the delivery comlications with gestational diabetes?

What are the delivery comlications with  gestational diabetes?

C-section, dystocia.: Poorly controlled diabetes mellitus in pregnancy can cause large fetus (macrosomia) and increase the risk of labor dystocia requiring cesarean section, or even shoulder dystocia with severe complications. Large babies can also cause uterine atony and severe postpartum hemorrhage. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors associated with gestational diabetes?

What are the risk factors associated with gestational diabetes?

Many: Diabetes can affect the developing baby throughout the pregnancy. In early pregnancy, a mother's diabetes can result in birth defects and an increased rate of miscarriage. Many of the birth defects that occur affect major organs such as the brain and heart. During the 2nd & 3rd trimester, a mother's diabetes can lead to over-nutrition & excess growth of the baby. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Carson
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Diabetes Onset During Pregnancy (Definition)

Gestation diabetes is diabetes that occurs during pregnancy. This develops when pregnancy hormones change a patient's metabolism so that they can not regulate their blood sugar. A patient with GDM will have to go on a low sugar and low carb diet and monitor blood sugars very carefully. Sometimes they will require medications. There is a 30% chance ...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