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My wife is 12 weeks into pregnancy. She just done 2 hr glucose test & the result is 3.7 during fast and 8.3 after 2 hours.she is 30yrs old.

My wife is 12 weeks into pregnancy. She just done 2 hr glucose test & the result is 3.7 during fast and 8.3 after 2 hours.she is 30yrs old.

Glucose test: If your wife has not been told by her doctor that the blood sugars are OK she needs to call her/him to find out. If it turns out she has diabetes and is pregnant she can still have the baby with careful control of diabetes. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is 140 glucose level in pregnancy high after 2 hours?

Is 140 glucose level in pregnancy high after 2 hours?

Gestational DM??: If you currently have gestational dm, which is implied based on the fact that you are checking 2 hour post-prandial blood sugars, then this value is high - talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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How to cure 170 glucose clearance test 1 hour later. Is this serious concern in 15 week pregnancy?

How to cure 170 glucose clearance test 1 hour later. Is this serious concern in 15 week pregnancy?

Maybe: Pregnancy related diabetes (or sugar regulation) cannot be "cured" but it can be effectively managed during pregnancy. There are over 150 complications of pregnancy associated with diabetes in pregnancy so it is well worth while controlling. ...Read more

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15week pregnancy. Glucose clearance test shows 102 mg and after having 50mg glucose 1 hour result 171 mg.Pls tell is this normal or abnormal? Cure please

Abnl test: You have some mild elevation in base line glucose and high 1 hr test. That means you will need to have the longer 3 hr test and may have some glucose intolerance. You will need to see a dietician and cut down on carbs particularly too much bread, rice, potatoes and junk food. ...Read more

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My 1 hour pregnancy glucose screening was a 139 , I'm 32 weeks is that too high?

My 1 hour pregnancy glucose screening was a 139 , I'm 32 weeks is that too high?

Borderline: It should be under 140 and many physicians would feel this is early gestational diabetes- check with your OB. ...Read more

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How much time does the glucose test during pregnancy take?

1-3 hrs: 1 hour for the glucose screening-and 3 hrs for glucose tolerance (if u fail the 1hr screen) ...Read more

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What specific foods can I eat before glucose test during pregnancy?

What specific foods can I eat before glucose test during pregnancy?

FASTING: To get accurate result of glucose, you should be fasting before blood test. Just eat regular food. ...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. Cayce Jehaimi
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Glucose (Definition)

Glucose is the basic sugar molecule and the source of energy throughout the living kingdom. We are programmed to easily detect it by taste in our foods as it is desirable but can be overdone with the modern diet. It gets out of control ...Read more