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Is 254 Sugar Level Considered High For Gestational Diabetes
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Gestational Diabetes sugar level was 8.5, 1 hour after eating so I checked again after 15 minutes it was 7.2. What can I do about it or is it normal?
Gestational diabetes: Please have your obstetrician refer you to an endocrinologist to put you on the right track. Not a difficult move but quite necessary. ...Read more
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?
After having gestational diabetes, does your child have a chance of developing diabetes? My 6yo craves sugar & is constantly hungry.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gestational diabetes? 3-hour glucose test said first number was high (203), but the other two were normal (in the 70's). I need a 2nd opinion! Thanks!
Sounds like it: Gestational diabetes is usually diagnosed with one abnormal value on a gtt. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
36 wk pregnant. My fasting, 1hr, 2hr result of 3 hr GTT test r normal, only 3hr has borderline high value-142.Is it still called gestational diabetes?
No: No, need 2 abnormal values to be labelled as gestational diabetes ...Read more
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
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