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Does it hurt to sometimes take less than a minimum carb number a day when u have gestational diabetes?

Hurt? This should not cause any physical pain if that is what you are asking. If you are asking if it can be harmful then this will be determined by monitoring your blood glucose levels as direct usually 4-6 times per day. You will learn your trends over time and you will learn what foods your body can process and which ones it can not. Then diet and medication adjustments can be made. Read more...
PREGNANCY DM. Pregnancy induced diabetes can be treated effectively with diet and insulin if needed. Follow up with your Ob and try to keep glucose in the 100-130 range. Read more...

32wks pregnant w/ gestational diabetes. Control w/diet. Last 2days eat too much carbs got high reading (124, 153.)2x a day. Did it put baby at risk?

Yes. It is imperative that you stay on your diet as the baby's risk for Macrosomia(too large baby weight) is dependent upon your diets' compliance or not. When the baby is too large then there is a rash of vaginal delivery complications and inherent risks to the baby's health in general. Read more...

I have gestational diabetes and my blood sugar levels that I check 4 times a day are at lower edge (around 90), even if I eat many carbs. Wht it means?

Controlled Diabetes. It means that your gestational Diabetes is "under control". Read more...
90 is great! Normal glucose range for someone without diabetes is 60-100, so no dangers whatsoever from a sugar of 90. Target range for a young person with diabetes is 80-120, and a little lower, maybe 70-110, during pregnancy.. Sounds like you're doing great! Read more...

Was dx w/gestational diabetes. I have been counting carbs& watching my diet strictly. Is 4-5 PD weight loss in 2wks ok? Cut out all junk, only drink H2O

Medical Monitoring. It is difficult to say from the info you provided. It is important that you follow up with your doctor as soon as possible. Having a plan about when and how to check your sugar levels could be helpful. But again, you need to see your doctor to asses the weight loss, and also perform other tests in weight loss during pregnancy. Read more...

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...

What should be the daily carbohydrate intake for someone with type 2 diabetes or gestational diabetes?

That's a hard one. If you are looking for a carved in stone #, i won't give you one. It depends on your current weight, the weight you've gained so far in your pregnancy, the severity of your diabetes etc. Your best bet would be to talk it over with your nutritionist, who should help you make out a plan and suggest a menu or two that you may follow. Read more...
Variable. That would depend on your energy output and size and the number of babies in utero. Generally about half your calories should be carbohydrates. For average size woman 150 grams or more. With gestational diabetes one should avoid adding simple sugar. Read more...

Just informed I may have gestational diabetes-more test next week. In meantime told to watch sugar. Do I check glucides or sugar grams on food labels?

Food labels. By all means take your usual food but be careful with blood sugar levels. Check your blood sugar level every other morning and every other night. If you have not previously checked blood sugar please have your doctor or nurse teach you. Read more...