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Is Urinalysis Sugar A Symptom Of Gestational Diabetes
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
Maybe both: Aside from diabetes, there are other less common reasons to spill glucose in the urine. However, the bladder collects urine over several hours at which time a blood sugar may have been transiently elevated. Therefore, even if a blood sugar is normal at one point in time, urine represents hours of time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I know sugar in the urine is a symptom of diabetes, but can sugar in the urine be a symptom of kidney cancer?
Depends on Risks: The risk relates to obesity (body mass index>30) or being >110% of ideal body weight, family history of diabetes, ethnic group (eg, hispanic-american, african-american, native american, south or east asian, pacific islander), age >25, history of a baby >9 lbs, maternal birthweight >9lbs (or <6). The one you can control is weight, so work with your doctor if it's too high. ...Read more
I have tested with a non fasting blood glucose level of 144 and a fasting level of 126. My A1C is 5.8. Is this considered diabetes or prediabetes?
Nutritionist: Most of the obstetricians I have worked with referred women with gestational diabetes to a class on the subject or to work with a nutritionist. I think this is quiet important. Frankly, it would be difficulty to teach the concepts of eating with diabetes in 400 words or less. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
< 60-65 mg/dL: If your blood sugars are low, please see your doctor. ...Read more
Yes.: Gestational diabetes is when during pregnancy, a woman is unable to produce enough Insulin to regulate her body's blood sugar. Gestational diabetes should be managed carefully to reduce health risks to the woman and her fetus. Also, there is higher risk of developing diabetes in the future. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
DKA: A metabolic emergency for patients primarily with type 1 diabetes, DKA symptoms include those of high blood sugars initially. As the ketones build up, patients may have a fruity odor on the breath, get abdominal pain & vomit. Because they're already urinating a lot, dehydration can get bad. Some may breathe fast, get headaches, have altered consciousness. Without proper treatment, death imminent. ...Read more
No: That is a normal blood sugar. The diagnosis of diabetes is made when your fasting blood sugar is greater than 126 mg/dl or a random blood sugar is greater than 200 mg/dl on 2 separate occasions unless accompanied by symptoms of diabetes. Symptoms of diabetes can include increased thirst and urination. Unexplained weight loss, fatigue, blurred vision, or increased hunger. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
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
If sugar and weight has been normal range all my life, would I still be at risk to develop gestational diabetes? And if i am w/twins does it increase that risk for sure? Weight prepreg has always been under 125 pds, at 5'4
Testing: Gestational diabetes can occur in any pregnant women and is not limited to those with risk factors. This is why universal testing is recommended between 24-28 weeks gestation. ...Read more
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
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
Told a major symptom of gestational diabetes is a lot of weight gain. Did that pop star who got really huge have it?
Don't think so: Not necessarily. And in my expertise not so. ...Read more
Not common: It is not common to get diabetic retinopathy and retinal detachment from gestational diabetes. It is still possible to get a retinal detachment from any other cause. Symptoms of retinal detachment include flashing lights, many new floaters, and a dark curtain that comes across your vision. Any of these symptoms require urgent evaluation by a specialist eye MD. ...Read more
Most commonly none: There can be no symptoms at all for the mother. That's why we screen all mothers during pregnancy. However, gestational diabetes can cause "macrosomia" in the fetus. Macrosomia is an overly large infant. Growth measurements of the fetus during pregnancy show a fetus that is over the 90th percentile for size. What causes the large size of the infant is high blood levels of glucose in the mother. ...Read more
Haven't been tested for gestational diabetes yet but I have all the symptoms listed.Mindful I'm carrying twins is this a concern for me or overthinkin?
16wks pregnant w/4th child.
No history of Gestational Diabetes.
Are there any symptoms that will help me recognize it?
How can it be prevented?
Hard to tell: GD is a difficult process to sort out during pregnancy by symptoms, like urinating more often, because you will anyway.Prenatal visits will routinely include a urine test for sugar, and a timed blood test to detect response to a sugar load. As long as you keep up with the routine visits, it would be picked up early enough to help. ...Read more
I know that I am pregnant, could yellow sweet smelling urine be a sign of gestational diabetes? I'm only six weeks along.
Is it possible to develop gestational diabetes after the gluclose test? I developed the symptoms after and baby was 9lbs 1oz with jaundice.
Hypoglycemia : Is very common during pregnancy. Try to avoid refined sugar.When you do have sugar, eating protein and complex carbs along with it should help. Talk to your physician about this dizziness. There can be other causes. Drink plenty of water. Gestational diabetes has no symptoms. ...Read more
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!
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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