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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. Amrita Dosanjh
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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

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What should be the result of glucose fasting test during 9 weeks pregnancy?

Family practice : They usually perform a 2 hr post prandial glucose test to determine gestational diabetes. If elevated you will be put on a strict diet and rarely Insulin if sugars remain too high. ...Read more

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When do you get a glucose screening in pregnancy?

When do you get a glucose screening in pregnancy?

Early and/or late: A screening for gestational diabetes may be recommended and performed at your first prenatal visit if you are at high risk for diabetes...and repeated again later; for pregnant women who are not at high risk for GDM, the "glucose screening" is usually done between 24 and 28 weeks of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Glucose and vitamin C terminate pregnancy?

Glucose and vitamin C terminate pregnancy?

The massive doses of: Vitamin c used to terminate a pregnancy would also be toxic to the mother. This is not safe and should not be attempted. ...Read more

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My fasting plasma glucose 162, 1hour post glucose 271, 2 hour post glucose 261, 31 weeks of pregnancy gdm detectd?

Yes!: Yes you most certainly have impaired glucose metabolism and gestational diabetes. This requires prescription medication, strict diet modification and exercise asap to prevent pregnancy complications. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a three hour glucose tolerance test be wrong in pregnancy?

Can a three hour glucose tolerance test be wrong in pregnancy?

Accurate: It's an accurate test but mistakes happen. If you don't believe in the test result, i wouldn't do the same test again. There are other ways to diagnose diabetes such as fasting sugar or the a1c. If these tests are also positive, then i would accept the result and start treatment. ...Read more

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My ogtt results in the 24th pregnancy week showed: fasting 78mg/dl; 75g glucose, after 1 hour: 97mg/dl, after 2 hours: 154mg/dl. Is it a lab error?

Probably not: Why would you think this a lab error? You need to be followed carefully and the test repeated during the remainder of the pregnancy and after you have delivered. ...Read more

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Only one high blood sugar following a glucose test during pregnancy. What does that mean?

Depends: If you did the one-hour test, it means you need to do the definitive 3 hour test. If it was one elevation on the 3 hour test, then you are not a gestational diabetic (unless your one was a really elevated fasting glucose). It is a good idea to watch your diet and carbs if you had one elevation tho. ...Read more

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What is a low blood glucose level after a one-hour glucose test during pregnancy?

What is a low blood glucose level after a one-hour glucose test during pregnancy?

THere are none: There are no low glucose levels with pregnancy gtt, only good normal levels. Hypoglycemaa doesn't occur in human beings who aren't receiving treatment for diabetes or have end stage cancer, liver or kidney failure, etc. Particularly in pregnancy, glucose normal levels are much lower than non-pregnancy, a lower number is an excellent sign, . ...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