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Is glucose balance supplement safe for pregnant women?
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Dr. David Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
In brief: Why?
Glucose is normally low in pregnant women, and there is no reason to take supplements.
Most are tube feeding products which the company markets to people who don't know better and says they help you lose weight or balance your glucose. All they are is caloric supplements. Food tastes better, is healthier and cheaper. Forget the supplements, they may be safe, but silly.

In brief: Why?
Glucose is normally low in pregnant women, and there is no reason to take supplements.
Most are tube feeding products which the company markets to people who don't know better and says they help you lose weight or balance your glucose. All they are is caloric supplements. Food tastes better, is healthier and cheaper. Forget the supplements, they may be safe, but silly.
Dr. David Sneid
Dr. David Sneid
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Dr. Aileen Caceres
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: No
Glucose metabolism changes in pregnancy and a delicate balance is maintained by the placenta and your system. Women may experience glucose insensitivity or diabetes during pregnancy because you are not able to metabolize sugar as well.
Be cautious of using supplements that may alter the way that you metabolize sugars as this may increase your risk of developing diabetes during your pregnancy.

In brief: No
Glucose metabolism changes in pregnancy and a delicate balance is maintained by the placenta and your system. Women may experience glucose insensitivity or diabetes during pregnancy because you are not able to metabolize sugar as well.
Be cautious of using supplements that may alter the way that you metabolize sugars as this may increase your risk of developing diabetes during your pregnancy.
Dr. Aileen Caceres
Dr. Aileen Caceres
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