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Is glucose balance supplement safe for pregnant women?

Is glucose balance supplement safe for pregnant women?

Why?: Glucose is normally low in pregnant women, and there is no reason to take supplements. Most are tube feeding products which the company markets to people who don't know better and says they help you lose weight or balance your glucose. All they are is caloric supplements. Food tastes better, is healthier and cheaper. Forget the supplements, they may be safe, but silly. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

Supplements is also known as Vitamins and supplements. A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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Is it safe to have glucose control drinks while pregnant?

Is it safe to have glucose control drinks while pregnant?

What?: There is no such thing as a drink which will provide "glucose control". Are you looking at the tv ads for nutritional supplements that say they're for control of diabetes? Those are tube feeding supplement companies attempting to sell more product by convincing people to drink their supplement rather than eating properly. Eating properly is much, much better. Consult your dietitian. ...Read more

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What is the "glucose challenge" test that pregnant women get?

What is the "glucose challenge" test that pregnant women get?

Glucose tolerance te: A GTT is when you drink a sugary liquid and then have your blood sugar drawn at intervals. It is to determine whether you have gestational diabetes, which might require treatment to insure a successful pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can you please explain why pregnant women need to check blood glucose levels?

Only if: They have diabetes or gestational diabetes, of if it has been recommended by their doctor. Otherwise it's a waste of your money. ...Read more

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What does it mean to see glucose in a 27 weeks pregnant woman's urine? Any advice

What does it mean to see glucose in a 27 weeks pregnant woman's urine? Any advice

Depends: A small amount may be due to your diet. A large amount may be due to gestational diabetes. Ask your physician or midwife if you have been tested for gestational diabetes as this is the time we normally do test for it. ...Read more

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What should blood glucose levels be for a healthy pregnant woman fasting and 2 hrs after eating?

< 90, <120: Fasting glucose should be less than 90. Post meal sugars should actually be checked one hour after eating and should be less than 120. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take extra vitamin suplements while pregnant?

Is it safe to take extra vitamin suplements while pregnant?

Prenatal vitamins: Please discuss any specific supplements/ herbals/ vitamins with your obstetrician before taking them. ...Read more

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Is taking omega-3 supplemental vitamins while pregnant generally considered safe?

See below: Omega 3 may help with brain development and several prenatal vitamins have omega 3 in them now. ...Read more

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Can a pregnant woman take melatonin supplament to help with sleep?

Can a pregnant woman take melatonin supplament to help with sleep?

Yes: Melatonin is a hormone that is produced naturally by the pineal gland in the back of the brain. It is produced when night falls and is related to circadian (about 24 hours) rhythm. If you are not producing the natural melatonin, the pills are not as good. ...Read more

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. Sanjiv Kaul
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more