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What should normal blood sugar levels be, for fasting, 1 hr and 2 hr post prandial during pregnancy? Is 124 at one hour pp normal?

What should normal blood sugar levels be, for fasting, 1 hr and 2 hr post prandial during pregnancy? Is 124 at one hour pp normal?

Blood sugar: The normal fasting blood sugar is lower during pregnancy. The fasting blood sugar should be less than 95 mg/dL. The one hour post prandial blood sugar should be less than 140 mg/dL and the two hour post prandial blood sugar should be less than 120 mg/dL. So a measurement of 124 mg/dL at one hour post prandial is normal. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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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What is the normal blood sugar level both fasting and post parendial in an early pregnancy?

What is the normal blood sugar level both fasting and post parendial in an early pregnancy?

Blood sugar: Most pregnant women without diabetes do not have high blood sugars but from time to time your doctor or nurse will check this. Only if high will you need treatment for your blood sugar. If so, it should not last long (days) after your delivery. ...Read more

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What are normal blood sugars during pregnancy?

Preg. Blood sugars: If you are not a diabetic then your fasting blood sugars should be less than 126. Pregnancy can stress your body to cause blood sugars to rise. ...Read more

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What is the standard blood sugar level for a pregnancy of 5 months. Specially for dinner and lunch and with how much time difference.

What is the standard blood sugar level for a pregnancy of 5 months. Specially for dinner and lunch and with how much time difference.

90-130: The "usual" blood sugars in pregnancy are the same as in non-pregnant people, but pregnancy increases the risk of diabetes. If this occurs, it is called gestational diabetes. In pregnant women with diabetes we generally aim for pre-meal numbers in the range of 90-130 if we can get there without risking low blood sugars. If the woman is not on insulin, it's fine to be lower. About 6 hours btween ...Read more

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Is my blood sugars high due to a possible pregnancy?

Is my blood sugars high due to a possible pregnancy?

Possible, but unlike: Blood sugars during pregnancy (unless you have diabetes) are generally lower not higher. They can go up with gestational diabetes, however or in someone who already has diabetes before becoming pregnant. ...Read more

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My mother in law has had episodes during the night where her blood sugar levels drop dramatically. What can we use to elevate her sugars back to normal?

My mother in law has had episodes during the night where her blood sugar levels drop dramatically. What can we use to elevate her sugars back to normal?

Hypoglycemia: First off, there must be a reason found for hypoglycemia. I understand your mother-in-law is not diabetic based on the med list provided. So, if she is truly hypoglycemic, she will need to have that worked up to find the cause. Until then, a rich calorie meal before bedtime should help her maintain more or less adequate level. ...Read more

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How do you keep a normal blood sugar level during the day and night?

How do you keep a normal blood sugar level during the day and night?

Diet ; Exercise: This depends on whether you are diabetic or have Insulin resistance. Assuming you are in good health, eating lean protein and low glycemic carbohydrates in small portions together with exercise are key to maintaining stable blood sugar levels. ...Read more

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Is spotting during pregnancy normal? I'm 6w5d pregnant and every other day I see light blood when I wipe (I saw it 4 times till now)

Is spotting during pregnancy normal? I'm 6w5d pregnant and every other day I see light blood when I wipe (I saw it 4 times till now)

Fairly common: It does happen, but can be a sign of subchorionic bleeding. If you haven't told your OB about it, then do so on Monday. Nothing can be done for it emergently. Avoid sex until seen and an ultrasound done and if you're a smoker stop ...Read more

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Why would my blood pressure be continuously so low during pregnancy? Normally it's aprox 110/80, but now it's approx 80/58 and has been for 4 mos.

Placenta: During pregnancy your placenta needs to experience a low pressure environment in order to perfuse oxygen and nutrients across the maternal/fetal cellular border. As an accommodation of pregnancy, your blood volume increases and your blood pressure decreases and your heart rate increase. These are all to accommodate proper transfer of oxygen and nutrition to baby. Completely normal! ...Read more

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What is elevated levels of ESR and low white blood count indicate during pregnancy?

What is elevated levels of ESR and low white blood count indicate during pregnancy?

See below: Esr's in pregnancy are predictive of nothing. There are several causes of low WBC (including pregnancy. Talk it over with your doctor. ...Read more

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What could it mean when you pass a very small blackish blood clot during the 6th week of a normally developing pregnancy?

What could it mean when you pass a very small blackish blood clot during the 6th week of a normally developing pregnancy?

Depends: Bleeding in early pregnancy is common - about 1/3 of women may have some degree of bleeding. It is important to establish that the pregnancy is in the uterus and not an "ectopic pregnancy " which can be life-threatening. A sonogram will help establish the location and health of the pregnancy. It may also be able to determine the source of the bleeding. One's blood type should also be checked. ...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