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What To Eat Before Gestational Diabetes Test
I am 32 weeks pregnant with gestational diabetes and test my ketones before I eat in the mornings last few days it has been moderate. What to do?
Test Glucose: Ketones can be positive for several reasons, you want to know what your glucose value is. If your glucose is good, a hemoglobin a 1 c may be of help. You may need hydration in the morning. Talk to your doctor. If you have gest diabetes, you should be followed by a physcian for your health and your babies health. ...Read more
Presistent increased frequency of emptying bladder, urinating, as a symptom of a disease state. 2 types: Mellitus (high blood glucose) & Insipidus (inadequate anti-diuretic hormone). In Diabetes mellitus, the far more common, glucose concentrations are ↑ed due to combination of 8 organ system changes referred to as the "ominous octet" & aggravated by intake of sugars (simple & complex ...Read more
What to expect for gestational diabetes test;if so what was it like can you tell me about the day and how it feels?
Glucose Tolerance : Typically, the test will be in the morning, fasting. Your blood will be drawn as a baseline and then at certain intervals after you drink a very syrupy drink you will be given by the lab. It can cause nausea. Staying in a cool room can help with the nausea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible: The 3 hr GTT is designed to diagnose diabetes. You need 2 out of 4 values above the following: fasting-95, 1hr-180, 2hr-155, 3hr-140. Only 1 abnl value is not diagnostic of gdm. Your doc may use a different scale or repeat this fasting test if you have risk factors. Some docs may start finger-stick checks 5x/day if you are "borderline" or just restrict your diet. Usually 1 abnl is neg for gdm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get sugar controlled: NO SWEETS to reduce risk to you and fetus!!! ...Read more
Fast from 10pm night: before follow your MD's instructionsGet a more detailed answer ›
Why jeopardize baby?: You could refuse it, but why? Having gestational diabetes could cause significant harm to you and/or your child. Simple dietary changes and/or meds could prevent that damage. There are other blood tests that can be done to assess for gestational diabetes, if you're reluctant to do the oral glucose challenge test. Ask your OB doc to refer you to an endocrine (or diabetes) clinic. ...Read more
Ignorance is bliss?: Hi. I don't understand your attitude. If you know poor glucose control is bad for the baby, your reluctance (or refusal) is hard to understand. Ignoring reality doesn't make it go away. Just some thoughts. Generally, you can refuse ANYTHING a doctor recommends, but be aware you may harm the fetus. Go ahead and get an abortion if you don't want the pregnancy. Otherwise, try to be healthy. ...Read more
I failed my 1 hr GTT for Gestational Diabetes - score 152. Now I have my 2 hr test next week. Any special diet I should follow to pass this one? Tips?
I wanted to know when you have gestational diabetes what is the best thing to eat first thing in morning?
Breakfast: Don't rely on the internet for this important information. Visit your doctor and a good registered dietitian to learn about your entire dietary regimen, not just one small part of it. ...Read more
Gestational diabetes is high blood sugar that's first noticed during pregnancy. Hormones increase blood sugar levels during pregnancy. If levels get too high, it's called gestational diabetes. Some moms have had high sugars before pregnancy, but haven't been tested. That's why moms with gdm should have sugars ...Read more
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