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Doctor insights on: What Are Normal Blood Glucose Levels For Women That Are Pregnant

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Dr. William Singer
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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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Can you please explain why pregnant women need to check blood glucose levels?

Can you please explain why pregnant women need to check blood glucose levels?

Only if: They have diabetes or gestational diabetes, of if it has been recommended by their doctor. Otherwise it's a waste of your money. ...Read more

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What should blood glucose levels be for a healthy pregnant woman fasting and 2 hrs after eating?

What should blood glucose levels be for a healthy pregnant woman fasting and 2 hrs after eating?

< 90, <120: Fasting glucose should be less than 90. Post meal sugars should actually be checked one hour after eating and should be less than 120. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant was wondering what blood glucose levels should be for fasting and 2 hrs after eating for normal pregnancy?

I'm pregnant was wondering what blood glucose levels should be for fasting and 2 hrs after eating for normal pregnancy?

Targets vary: Gestational diabetes patients are often instructed to check their finger stick blood glucose 4 times a day (fasting and after meals). Fasting in the am, most doctors i know try to have their patients between 70-90/95. One hour after eating, some doctors will try to keep you below 140, others strive for under 130. If you check 2 hours after eating the value should be under 120. ...Read more

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Now that I am pregnant, how often should I monitor my blood glucose levels?

Now that I am pregnant, how often should I monitor my blood glucose levels?

Depends : If you are diabetic follow dr advice. If not diabetic wait until your glucose test ordered by your doctor. Regular testing is not otherwise recommended. ...Read more

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I had a normal blood sugar (72) about a week ago and today i had another test that resulted to high glucose level at 138. I am 12 weeks pregnant. ?

Fasting?: Was the 72 fasting and the 138 not fasting? That might explain the discrepancies. Otherwise, your doctor will ask you to do a glucose tolerant test. Just see your doc. He/she will know what to do. ...Read more

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How can I have ketones with normal blood glucose levels?

Let me explain: In a person without diabetes, ketone production is the body’s normal adaptation to starvation. Blood sugar levels never get too high, because the production is regulated by just the right balance of insulin, glucagon and other hormones. However, in an individual with diabetes, dangerous and life-threatening levels of ketones can develop. ...Read more

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How is it possible to have normal blood glucose levels and still have ketones?

It is normal: In a person without diabetes, ketone production is the body’s normal adaptation to starvation. Blood sugar levels never get too high, because the production is regulated by just the right balance of insulin, glucagon and other hormones. However, in an individual with diabetes, dangerous and life-threatening levels of ketones can develop. ...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


Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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Glucose (Definition)

Glucose is the basic sugar molecule and the source of energy throughout the living kingdom. We are programmed to easily detect it by taste in our foods as it is desirable but can be overdone with the modern diet. It gets out of control ...Read more