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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

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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 increased thirst normal at 38 weeks pregnant? Blood sugar is normal & no gestational diabetes.

Is increased thirst normal at 38 weeks pregnant? Blood sugar is normal & no gestational diabetes.

Not a problem: Hopfully you are not eating lots of salty food. Living in hot climate will certainly require increase fluid intake. ...Read more

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I am 27 weeks pregnant and I have gestational diabetes and I was wondering if stress can cause the blood sugar to rise?

Yes: Stress and diet both cause sugar levels to be high. With gestational diabetes you will need to eat better, eat low glycemic, exercise and learn how to manage your stress to prevent complications in your pregnancy. Consider therapy if you are stressed. Your emotional framework in pregnancy has been shown to influence children's emotional framework so being calm is so important right now. ...Read more

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Have gestational diabetes. Use home sugar monitor. Numbers are always in range.2 hours ago ate very sweet snack, now blood sugar is 157.concern?

Have gestational diabetes. Use home sugar monitor. Numbers are always in range.2 hours ago ate very sweet snack, now blood sugar is 157.concern?

No: Sugar fluctuations are a part of life. Continue taking your medications and continue to track your blood sugar. You should be concerned only if the sugar elevations are persistent. ...Read more

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When my blood sugar is dropping and I f don't have gestational diabetes what does that mean?

When my blood sugar is dropping and I f don't have gestational diabetes what does that mean?

Blood sugar: It probably doesn't mean anything serious. Just that you need to eat a small meal every 2 to 3 hours. But check with your physician if this doesn't help. Good luck! ...Read more

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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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Once diagnosed w/gestational diabetes at 27 weeks, can you reverse it during pregnancy and reverse how fast the baby is growing to normal rate?

Once diagnosed w/gestational diabetes at 27 weeks, can you reverse it during pregnancy and reverse how fast the baby is growing to normal rate?

Diabetes: The diagnosis of gestational diabetes is difficult (even though it should be easy). It is possible, based on a 3 hour glucose test to test positive on monday and, if repeated, test negative on friday. If you consistently run high glucose levels then you need to modify your diet and sometimes be on medication. Diet can often reverse the high sugars but you need to still check glucose levels. ...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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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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What do you suggest if I have gestational diabetes. How to lower my fasting blood glucose level during pregnancy?

What do you suggest if I have gestational diabetes. How to lower my fasting blood glucose level during pregnancy?

Lower Blood Sugar: I recommend consistent mild cardio exercise each day, eat low carb diet, but plenty of vegetables, including dark leafy greens, cruciferous vegetables, colorful vegetables, healthy fats like avocadoes, eggs, olive oil, nuts, lean proteins. ...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 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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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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Hello what are the blood suger levels supposed to be in between, that are healthy and safe for baby when I have gestational diabetes?

Hello what are the blood suger levels supposed to be in between, that are healthy and safe for baby when I have gestational diabetes?

Ask your OB!: You are smart to ask this question. I'm sure you have researched it and feel confused. Gestational diabetes is common, and the main complication is large baby size. You know what you need to avoid (sugar!). Excellent hydration will also help keep your blood sugar lower. Moderate exercise will help too. Eat healthy and don't obsess over this. Wising you a safe delivery of a healthy baby! ...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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I am 27 weeks pregnant I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes a couple off weeks ago will I need to be induced?

I am 27 weeks pregnant I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes a couple off weeks ago will I need to be induced?

No increased odds: If you keep your gestational diabetes well controlled, & no other complications arise, you are no more likely to need to be induced than any one else. Keeping your diabetes controlled is very important; your risk of problems is directly related to how well controlled your sugars are. Been there, done that, know how hard it is- good luck! ...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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What to do if I am 8 months pregnant and I have gestational diabetes. I've been given a device to monitor my blood sugar.?

It's a little late: Hi. You're a little late to start worrying about controlling your blood sugar now in your 8th month! Screening for GDM is usually done in gestational weeks 24-28 with the purpose of intervening to get good glucose control until term delivery. Talk with your OB ASAP about lifestyle modification and goals! ...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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My doc said that I had gestational diabetes. My daughter is now 7 months old. I still have high blood sugar. What could be the cause?

My doc said that I had gestational diabetes. My daughter is now 7 months old. I still have high blood sugar. What could be the cause?

May be diabetes: You may actually have type 2 diabetes. 5-10% of women with gestational diabetes may develop diabetes after delivery. Up to 60% may develop diabetes in the next 10-20 years. You should follow-up with your primary doctor and have additional testing done. ...Read more

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My random blood sugar test result is 120mg/DL in 19 weeks of pregnancy is this too high? Do I have gestational diabetes how can I control my sugar

My random blood sugar test result is 120mg/DL in 19 weeks of pregnancy is this too high? Do I have gestational diabetes how can I control my sugar

That's fine: Hi. For a random sugar, that's fine. Random sugar is not very sensitive. Fasting, and post-challenge are better diagnostic tests for gestational diabetes. Eat healthily and exercise regularly. Get an appropriate test for gestational diabetes done. Good luck! ...Read more

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My random blood sugar result came 12.2g/DL is it too high am I suffering from gestational diabetes? How can I control it?

My random blood sugar result came 12.2g/DL is it too high am I suffering from gestational diabetes? How can I control it?

Get units right: Blood glucose is measured in mg/Dl, with a 'normal' fasting range somewhere between 60 and 110 mg/Dl in the fasting state, or early in the morning when you first wake up. 12.2 mg/Dl would be a very LOW blood sugar level, but 12.2g/Dl would be incredibly high, not compatible with normal health. If you cannot control your blood sugar you need to get a test done, maybe get medication to control it ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes and have kept my blood sugar right where it needs to be. Will nitrofurantoin screw my readings up?

I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes and have kept my blood sugar right where it needs to be. Will nitrofurantoin screw my readings up?

No: It will not change your sugars at all. Follow your doctors directions with regard to taking antibiotics. Yay for you on keeping your sugars right where they need to be! ...Read more

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


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