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Side Effects Of Gestational Diabetes Glucose Test
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
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
Not sure: What you're asking. The limited GTT is the gold standard for detecting gestational diabetes. Elevated blood sugars through other testing are also potentially useful, but some sort of testing is essential. ...Read more
A Drink/Bloodwork: Some obs do this at their office, or you go to a lab. The test is done first thing in the morning after you have not eaten overnight. They draw your blood to check the "fasting" (pre-breakfast) blood sugar, then you drink a bottle of liquid with 75 grams of sugar. Blood is drawn at 1, 2, and 3 hours after the drink. If 2 of 4 levels are elevated then you'll be diagnosed with gestational diabetes. ...Read more
Your doc knows you: Your doctor has way more information about you than we do. He is in a much better position to answer this question. Lots of things go into the decision besides your personal history of gestational diabetes. Weight, age, family history, other blood tests, you physical exam etc. Trust your doc or find a doc you trust. ...Read more
1 hr glucose test for gestational diabetes came back at 68mg/dl. What does this mean? Is that low?
My doctor has made a big deal and classified me with gestational diabetes, but I didn't fail the glucose test I was just really close. Why?
I read that anything under 70mg/dl on the one hour glucose test for gestational diabetes is low and means hypoglycemia. Mine is 66. What does this mean?
Normal glucose test. Can eating lots of sugar (cookies) and carbs in 3 days reverse normalcy and cause gestational diabetes? 108 glucose 19.6 BMI 25w
Short-term sugar OK: Secondary forms of diabetes (not the autoimmune insulin-requiring types), including the gestational type, are caused by cells become desensitized to insulin. This happens when Insulin levels are always high due to high sugar intake. It takes time; pregnancy just adds to the process. Three days of cake or girl scout cookies won't do anything if you weren't already heading that way. ...Read more
I am currently 36 weeks pregnant, afi 22 cm, baby 6 lbs 15 oz at 33weeks, passed 3 hour glucose test, barely failed one hour, gestational diabetes or.?
Big baby: If your baby is symmetrically large, you may just have a big baby. If the abdominal circumference is large in relation to the rest of the baby, talk to your OB about the best method for delivery. ...Read more
I am pcos pregnant woman did gestational diabetes test (glucose after 1 hr) & fasting glucose test after fasting for 13 hrs, will this affect result?
No long lasting: Some people feels nauseated, slightly sick but no long lasting effects. ...Read more
Newer recommendation: Is that non-diabetic pregnant women undergo a 2-hour 75-gram oral glucose tolerance test at 24-28 weeks of gestation. Women should be fasting for this test, and a fasting glucose level should be included. If any one of the following values are abnormal, you have gestational diabetes: fasting at 92 or above (mg/dl), one-hour at 180 or above, two-hour at 153 or above. ...Read more
I'm wondering can the antibiotic nitrofurantoin mono 100mg affect the pregnancy gestational diabetes glucose test?
Is it possible to develop gestational diabetes after the gluclose test? I developed the symptoms after and baby was 9lbs 1oz with jaundice.
My wife has gestational diabetes. She's keeping her glucose in the healthy range but still feels really tired. Is that normal?
I'm just wondering, if your glucose screening shows gestational diabetes, what do they do about it?
A GTT: A 2 hour glucose tolerance test at about 28 weeks is now the standard of care for diagnosing gestational diabetes. If any one value is abnormal, you will need to have further evaluation, and blood sugar monitoring with treatment as needed: possible diet control, possible oral medicine, possible insulin. ...Read more
Diagnosis: This means you failed the original 50 g 1 hr screening test and now need to full 100 gm 3 hour tests to diagnose gestational diabetes. ...Read more
IGT and GDM: Hi. Impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) and gestational diabetes (GDM) both increase the risk of subsequent development of type 2 diabetes to pretty similar degrees. Both are indications for regular monitoring for the subsequent development of diabetes. Both are strong indications to adopt a healthy lifestyle (eat healthily and exercise regularly for life). ...Read more
Irregular glucose levels on insulin with gestational diabetes do they induce you and why have I been told induced at 38 weeks then go to 40 weeks?
Varies: In the us, is is now common not to induce before 39 wks in normal pregnancies. In a pregnancy with gestational or regular diabetes, the infants may take longer to reach lung maturity. I have seen some with classical rds born at 40 wks. Your obgym team must try to balance the size issue with the other issue babies may have. Please discuss this with them as this or other considerations could be in play. ...Read more
Do I need to fast for the 1hr glucose screening @24w pregnant? Are all pcos patients diagnosed with gestational diabetes? Took metformin until 13w.
No, but: Some doctors do have their patients fast for their 1hr glucola tests (my office does), but it is not necessary. No, not all patients with pcos will be diagnosed with gestational diabetes, but you do have a higher chance of developing gdm if you had pcos, and often an 'early' 1hr glucola screen will be done to see if the patient has pre-existing diabetes. ...Read more
Can I eat breakfast (2 hrs) before taking the 1 hour glucose test for gestational diabetes? My doctor didn't give me any directions.
No: No. Test must be done fasting.Get a more detailed answer ›
I am diagnosed with gestational diabetes at 17 weeks and currently 26 weeks pregnant and I am worried if my baby will born with any side effects?
Does diabetes always show in a random glucose blood test? I had gestational diabetes but random glucose has been clear for 6 years. Now im having strog sweet smell in urine and heart palps and jitters
I'm 33 weeks pregnant and DON'T have gestational diabetes... Today dipstick urine test showed I have glucose in my urine and leukocytes? Causes?
Due to an eating disorder, I don't want to take the glucose tolerance test for gestational diabetes -50 g of sugar/ 200 calories. Any other options?
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
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