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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

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


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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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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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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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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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How high is the percent of mothers with gestational diabetes have their baby premature?

How high is the percent of mothers with gestational diabetes have their baby premature?

Depends: Upon how well their glucose is controlled. Work w/your doctor to keep yours as normal as possible. ...Read more

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How bad a 3 hour gestational diabetes result is having 1 high score?

How bad a 3 hour gestational diabetes result is having 1 high score?

Normal: By definition, it's normal. However, most obs will reassess your risk factors and determine if repeat testing, diet modification, or finger-stick testing is helpful. Some patients develop gestational diabetes later in their pregnancy and this factors into your doc's decision process. Follow a reasonable diet & exercise program to help deter gdm or ask your OB the best course of action. Good luck. ...Read more

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3hr glucose test. Hour 1 and 2 were high. Do I have gestational diabetes?

3hr glucose test. Hour 1 and 2 were high. Do I have gestational diabetes?

Yes: Gestational diabetes is defined by 2 of the test values being high on the 3 hour gtt. Your doctor will help you come up with a regimen for checking your blood sugar and modifying your diet. ...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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For gestational diabetes how high should your reading be to go on insulin during pregnancy?

For gestational diabetes how high should your reading be to go on insulin during pregnancy?

Over 95 or 120: Recommendations vary slightly, but actually, most doctors agree and follow the recommendations of the american diabetes association and/or the american college of obstetrics and gynecology. If fasting sugars are >95 mg/dl or 2 hour post-meal sugars are >120 mg/dl, then medications should be started. ...Read more

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Does gestational diabetes have different severity levels?

Does gestational diabetes have different severity levels?

Yes: Just like diabetes type 2, gestational diabetes can be mild or severely uncontrolled. ...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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32wks pregnant w/ gestational diabetes. Control w/diet. Last 2days eat too much carbs got high reading (124, 153.)2x a day. Did it put baby at risk?

32wks pregnant w/ gestational diabetes. Control w/diet. Last 2days eat too much carbs got high reading (124, 153.)2x a day. Did it put baby at risk?

Yes: It is imperative that you stay on your diet as the baby's risk for Macrosomia (too large baby weight) is dependent upon your diets' compliance or not. When the baby is too large then there is a rash of vaginal delivery complications and inherent risks to the baby's health in general. ...Read more

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What level of blood sugar during gestational diabetes causes you to have big babies?

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 was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. What's the normal bg level now that I'm not pregnant anymore?

I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. What's the normal bg level now that I'm not pregnant anymore?

HBA1c/peak glucose: Blood glucose is typically checked fasting, the least likely way to pick up diabetes mellitus. Blood glucose is constantly changing according to ingestion, internal production, usage, etc. Diabetes mellitus typically progresses for 15-25 years before obvious by usual medical approaches. Hba1c, aka glycosylated hb, is a more effective single test. Optimal ≤5.0%, but not called dm until ≥6.5%. ...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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Gave birth 6wks ago. Am insulin resistant (high c peptide).got gestational diabetes @24 weeks. Perfectly controled with diet. Is it likely that its gone?

Gave birth 6wks ago. Am insulin resistant (high c peptide).got gestational diabetes @24 weeks. Perfectly controled with diet. Is it likely that its gone?

Gestational diabetes: Most gestational diabetes resolve postpartum. You need glucose challenge test 6 wks postpartum to determine if you now have real diabetes ...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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I have high sgpt and high insulin. I am 32 years old with a BMI of 31.2 and have recently had a baby. I have pcos and had gestational diabetes.?

I have high sgpt and high insulin. I am 32 years old with a BMI of 31.2 and have recently had a baby. I have pcos and had gestational diabetes.?

High LFT: Elevated liver function is likely due to "fatty liver". One can perform an ultrasound to detect this. It requires weight loss and low fat diet. This will also help your Insulin resistance. See an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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31 weeks pregnant nonstop headache for 3 days, gestational diabetes sugar running high since given meds to help, alil swelling in face, feet and hands?

31 weeks pregnant nonstop headache for 3 days, gestational diabetes sugar running high since given meds to help, alil swelling in face, feet and hands?

See your doctor: You should be evaluated by your doctor. Headaches and swelling in the third trimester of pregnancy can mean preeclampsia so it is important to be evaluated as soon as possible. ...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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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

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


Dr. Quang Nguyen
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