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Why does the same food give very different results for gestational diabetes?

You're trying. To make it too simple. Even though you think you eat exactly the same from one time to the next, there are millions of other factors changing in your body every second which can effect your glucose. It's much, much more complicated than you think. Discuss w/your diabetes team members. Read more...

For gestational diabetes what is 150 sugar level?

Too high. During pregnancy, it is important to keep blood sugar levels as close to normal as possible. From the american diabetes association: "fasting blood glucose should be 95 mg/dl or less and one hour after a meal, glucose levels should be 140 mg/dl or less. Two hours after a meal, blood glucose levels should be 120 mg/dl or less. Read more...
Too high. As a diabetic, you should strive for good bloodsugar. Goal is between 95-105 first thing in the morning - before your first meal. 140 or less 1hour after eating. 120 or less 2 hours after eating. Your doctor may have different standards but this is a good general rule. Read more...
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 more...

Hello what are the blood suger levels supposed to be in between, that are healthy and safe for baby when I have gestational diabetes?

Ask your OB! You are smart to ask this question. I'm sure you have researched it and feel confused. Gestational diabetes is common, and the main complication is large baby size. You know what you need to avoid (sugar! ). Excellent hydration will also help keep your blood sugar lower. Moderate exercise will help too. Eat healthy and don't obsess over this. Wising you a safe delivery of a healthy baby! Read more...

What level of blood sugar during gestational diabetes causes you to have big babies?

Pattern not number. Baby begins to make their own Insulin during mid pregnancy & any moment that moms levels are high will push glucose across the placenta, forcing baby to store the excess as fat.Any maternal levels above normal can lead to enlarged organs, defects, large baby & the need for IV fluid treatment after birth . The better mom's control, the less problems for baby, the worse control, the bigger the pbs. Read more...

Anyone know what is a high level of blood sugar during gestational diabetes to have big babies?

See below. Abnormal values with pregnancy GTT are: fasting 95 mg/dl or higher 1 hour 180 mg/dl or higher 2 hours 155 mg/dl or higher 3 hours 140 mg/dl or higher the higher you are, the more risk to develop fetal abnormalities. Check w/your doctor! Read more...
Over 140. A blood sugar of 140 will enable diagnosis of gestational diabetes. If you have been diagnosed, your baby is in danger of growing at a too large rate. This causes the baby's system to produce insulin at a higher rate, which fuels growth. There are multiple complications at risk. You can use exercise to bring blood sugar back to normal range. Be sure and follow your doctor's orders to a T. Read more...

I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. What's the normal bg level now that I'm not pregnant anymore?

<110. Fasting bg< 110. 110-125 is prediabetic. >126 =dm. A1c can be used, but i would shy away from this at present for two reasons #1. Recent pregnancy will affect a1c for >60 days after delivery. #2 fasting bg will be primary target of control and primary method for monitoring response. If a1c elevated will need to check fbg anyway. Read more...
HBA1c/peak glucose. Blood glucose is typically checked fasting, the least likely way to pick up diabetes mellitus. Blood glucose is constantly changing according to ingestion, internal production, usage, etc. Diabetes mellitus typically progresses for 15-25 years before obvious by usual medical approaches. Hba1c, aka glycosylated hb, is a more effective single test. Optimal ?5.0%, but not called dm until ?6.5%. Read more...

What are the recommended blood sugar levels and when do you go on insulin if diagnosed with gestational diabetes?

Over 150. If you have been diagnosed with gdm, you can safely take glucophage (metformin) but if not controlled you would need insulin. If your readings were consistently above 150 you would need insulin. Read more...
Vary. The recommended blood glucose levels for diabetes vary based on the time of day it is and how long it has been since one has eaten. Upon waking, healthy blood sugar ranges between 80 mg/dl (4.4 mmol/l) and 210 mg/dl (11.6 mmol/l), as well as before meals. As gestational diabetes, if your diet fails to control your diet, you will need to take Insulin shots throughout the rest of your pregnancy. Read more...
<100 fasting <140@1h. I start gestational diabetics on Insulin if their fasting sugars are consistently > 100 and/or 1 hour post meals > 140. If diet & exercise don't improve glycemic control, i start Insulin twice a day consisting of nph & reg humulin (insulin) prior to breakfast & dinner. I also have them meet each visit with a diabetic educator & dietician to improve compliance. Read more...