Blood sugar numbers in gestational diabetes

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Your fasting blood sugar when pregnant is suppose to be 20 pts lower then when your not pregnant. My fasting sugar was the same way between 90 - 96 I now take a low dose of meds and my fasting blood sugar is between 70-80. It's not a big deal to take the meds and it's in your baby's best interest.
I was told not to go over 120 for after a meal cause thats what the babies sugar is. Idk. I have an appt in two wks so we shall see. Im on my 4th wk doing this gd diet thing and its still hard. Feel like im eating all the time!!!! Lol.
My sugar was high. I think for you to have GD it has to be high. I had high levels with the 1 hour so then I had to go and have the 3 hour test done. I think the reason you are probably going to have the 3 hour test done is to make sure that you don't have low blood sugar levels all the time. Low levels are probably not a good thing either. Maybe you could do a search for low blood sugar levels during pregnancy. You might be able to come up with some information on it.
I have very high sugar in the morning (fasting) between 6.2-7.8 mmol or 112-140. Do you know how I can control this sugar. I heard that if the fasting sugar level is not controlled, I will be put on insulin which I DONT WANT. I normally take a bed time snack of 6 very thin vegetable thin crackers with a babybel cheese and 1/4 cup 1% milk. I tried eliminating the milk but still the number is not going below 6.2. Any ideas of what can be done.
Its no big deal unless you're someone who's sugar spikes high it can cause a big baby and for you to be more likely to get real diabetes later in life. Just keep it in check.
My fasting numbers were always low--I amde sure that before bed I did not eat anything with processed sugar in it and hardly anything with natural sugar ,no milk, no fruits..usually cheese or peanuts sometimes popcorn..I tried to make sure to eat before bed that way I was not ravenous in the morning and would not overeat the wrong types of food. I was diabetic with my first and with the diet was also able to control my #'s.
At least you will know how your body is tolerating high levels of sugar in your blood, early in your pregnancy. Obviously this OB/GYN is a cautious doctor who wants to make sure that everything in your pregnancy is perfect. Gestational diabetes doesn't just make for large babies. It can make for very sick babies. You certainly don't want that. My daughter had to use insulin through 2 of her three pregnancies and did just fine. Her last baby was 9 pds. 9 ozs. Best of luck to you.
Babies born to mothers with poorly controlled diabetes are also at higher risk for low blood sugar , jaundice, polycythemia ( high numbers of red blood cells) , low calcium levels, and an increased risk for fetal death during the last months of pregnancy. Lastly uncontrolled diabetes places the mother at risk for developing polyhydramnios (excessive amniotic fluid) and pre-eclampsia (high blood pressure with protein in the urine).
I am pregnant, and I failed my one hour blood sugar test and had to take the 3 hour. I failed two of the four tests during the 3 hour, but get this- I only failed one of those tests by ONE point. I hear that if you failed two tests during the 3 hour they make you stick your finger at home after meals, but do you think this will be necessary when I only failed by one point on one of the tests? I failed the fasting level by one point-- it was supposed to be 95 or below and mine was 96.
The high untreated sugars are what cause the disease process. Resulting in higher triglycerides levels in your blood, as well as kidney artery and nerve damage. Which I'm sure you know given the family history. Since you have modified your diet. The next step would be excerse as that makes the muscles use more sugar and helps decrease insulin resistance. You will need to talk to your doc about that and measure your sugars closely as some ppl have dropped too low to fast.
The carbohydrates and sugars raise blood sugars a lot with gd and diabetes in general.
However, they may test much earlier if there is any suspicion that a woman may have diabetes. If diagnosed with GD, then there is blood sugar monitoring usually at least 3 - 4 times a day. Fasting and then 2 hours after every meals. IF the GD is severe it may be more frequent. If diet and exercise don't work then the woman is usually started on insulin. If someone already has diabetes, then their diabetes will get worse during pregnancy. Very stringent control is required.
of walking throughout the day. I also have to test my blood 4 times a day. So far my glucose levels have been in the normal range (70-120) 2 hours after meals and less than 95 in the am b/f breakfast. Actually I'm concerned that the diet plan and exercise are working too well. I kind of feel like I may be losing weight and my #'s are consistently on the low side ( 70-95) 2 hours after meals. The nurse said I am ok but I don't want to go any lower and I may need more food.
She usually does get gestational diabetes when she is nearing the end of her second trimester. She is now 7 1/2 weeks pregnant and is already getting diabetes. It started around 5 1/2 weeks. Around that time she tested her blood sugar levels at home and her numbers were around 280. I know for about a week they were pretty high, centering around that number. Now she is 7 1/2 weeks along and her numbers are around 125. That is all controlled from her diet.
Anyone on here been diagnosed with gestational diabetes and I'f so how has it changed your pregnancy and baby?
My obgyn office says I have gestational diabetes, even though my blood sugars (tested for a week because I refused the glucose test) are within range of non-diabetic pregnant women according to the American Diabetes Association. I don't shoot up and down either, my sugars are fairly steady. Has this happened to anyone else and what did you do?
Try not to worry too much...even if you do have gestational diabetes, it shouldn't be dangerous to the baby and your doctor will be monitoring you closely. Hope your test goes well. Make sure you bring food for after the test...I barely made it to the hospital cafeteria after the test because I was so dizzy.
My doc didn't tell me not to eat within twenty four hours of the test though, so I had breakfast. Make sure you go for you blood work first thing in the a.m. Don't eat after midnight, or have breakfast, and you may be just fine! Good luck.
Hello, Actually I was wondering if having a cold will affect your blood sugar levels? I had gestational Diabetes with my previous pregnancy, But was kept very much under control with diet and execersize. I have decided to get a monitor to keep an eye on my levels with this pregnancy. Up untill yesterday I have never had a reading above 140. Then yesterday It got up too 201 and within 1 1/2 hours of that reading it was back down to 98.
If moms blood sugar is too high babies blood sugar will be high, this causes the baby's pancreas to work harder to produce more insulin which can produce a larger baby.
Its high blood sugar... not blood pressure...
I have gestational diabetes and up until 3 weeks ago I was able to control my sugar levels with diet and exercise. I was diagnosed with gd at 28 weeks and I am almost 37 weeks. I am on medicine for it. I balled my eyes out because I feel like a failure. They reassured me that sometimes its the person not doing what they should, but in my case its different. I am being induced at 39 weeks. Im hoping I go into labor on my own. No c section unless my baby has a massive growth spurt.
It really depends if u need insulin or pills, if you cant control your blood sugar then you take pills if your blood sugar is not high. But if normally your fasting numbers are high then thats why they put you on insulin. I have a coworker that went straight to insulin and shes a diabetic now but her numbers were crazy high like in the 500 when she did the glucose test. The doc just prob know that pills wont help you.
I had gestational diabetes with my 2nd son and my numbers were never that high. I dont understand why your Dr does not seem concerned. I had to check my numbers 4 times a day and was put on a strict diet. No it was not easy, but I did not want to end up giving my self insulin shots. The highest my numbers ever got was 190 and it was only the one time. I was also monitored enery week with a stress test, and to see how big the baby was.
I have a question. I have gestational diabetes, and have been taking Glyburide. My dr started me off with 2.5mg 2x per day. It helped some, but didn't get the numbers as low as he would like, so on Friday, he upped it to 5mg 2x per day. Since then, I have had several lower readings and have been feeling kind of crappy. My lowest has been 65. Today, it goes up a bit after I eat, but keeps dropping below 70 after a while.
Oh and a dietician will tell you to look at food lables especially carbs. The total carbs takes the starch sugar andall the blood sugar spiking things and lumps it into that one number. Higher the carb higher the blood sugars go.
I am 31 weeks and was recently diagnoised with Gestational Diabetes. I have been unable to control it with diet only so I start on insulin injections today. I am very disappointed that I will have to be insulin dependent. This whole thing has been very stressful and overwhelming. Just curious if anyone else is going through this as well. Any advice or encouragement would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!
I have gestational diabetes right now and I am watching what i eat and check my sugar level 4-5 times a day. 15grams of carbs is 1 carb choice. If somethings have fiber in it and the labels says more then 5g then you can subtract the grams of fiber from the total carbs which will reduce the amount. I was told that i could eat up to 17 CHOICES a day, but that is based on where i am at in my pregnacy (31w3d) and my weight.
I had to test (10 yrs ago) with finger sticks 4-5 x/day my blood sugar and eat an extremely modified diet, go in like every 2 weeks to the diabetes clinic for education and check-ups. The fingersticks didn't hurt at all if you did the side of your fingers hwere there are no nerves (not fingertips, owwww). They don't hurt after either. I guess I am wondering if the medical protocol has changed and now everyone does insulin? Where you given a choice at all? (fingersticks/diet vs insulin)?
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