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Should I lower my insulin doses so it doesn't lower the baby's blood sugar too low?
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Insulin is a large molecule that does not cross the placenta.
Glucose is a small molecule that does cross the placenta. If mom's sugar is high the baby will have to make a lot of Insulin to control fetal blood sugar. If mom's blood sugar stays normal then the baby does not have to work so hard. Use the prescribed amount of Insulin to keep your blood sugar optimized for you and your baby's health.

In brief: No
Insulin is a large molecule that does not cross the placenta.
Glucose is a small molecule that does cross the placenta. If mom's sugar is high the baby will have to make a lot of Insulin to control fetal blood sugar. If mom's blood sugar stays normal then the baby does not have to work so hard. Use the prescribed amount of Insulin to keep your blood sugar optimized for you and your baby's health.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. Farah Khatoon
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Baby will have low bg if your bg are too high.

In brief: No
Baby will have low bg if your bg are too high.
Dr. Farah Khatoon
Dr. Farah Khatoon
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