Blood glucose levels while pregnant

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Avatar n tn However, it was much more important to keep the after-pregnancy glucose levels low. Her doctors wanted between meal glucose readings never to go above about 130. For a gestational diabetic, this could mean having to reduce carbohydrate intake, for without any kind of blood-sugar lowering medication, carbohydrate intake is the only thing you can actually control. A typical "diabetic diet" is built on a system that uses a fairly high percentage of carbohydrates.
325405 tn?1262293778 I also know that gestational diabetes is more strict with blood sugar levels than regular type II diabetes. Now that I have type II, what are the ranges to aim for for blood sugar levels for fasting and then for 2 hours after a meal? Right now, I'm testing about 100 to 110 in the morning and about 110 to 130 after meals. If I forget to take my metformin at night, my fasting level is usually around 120 to 130. But, with the medicine it is 100 to 110 fasting. Is this good?
Avatar n tn Expecting baby number 2 this summer. Just had my test, comfirmed with my Lab Tech that no fasting was required, and showed up first thing in the morning to drink that horrid drink (I do not like sweets so this is tuff to swallow) Registered with Blood clinic, did my hour wait by surfing Facebook and Reddit. Took the techs 20mins to find a vein for blood work (happens everytime, shy veins they call them) luckily I had a bunch of other things to get tested so they got all they needed.
Avatar f tn U don't have to but it's for ur health and mostly for the health of ur baby I had it with my first daughter and she was born with pulmonary hypertension (baby high blood pressure) due to the gd and they found out while I still could plan to have a sick baby she was in the nicu for 11 days and stayed on oxygen for a month! She's almost 4 now and ready to be a big sis! I've passed my 1hr this time but I will take it 2-3 more times to make sure baby #2 is ok!
7094011 tn?1405459486 I was under the impression the test would take a while, it was the same thing they did when they checked my hormone levels for my first Dr. I just get to wait up to 2 weeks to find out if I passed or not.
Avatar n tn Its to see if you have gestational diabetes. It requires u to drink some orange substance and after a while they take ur blood to test for gestational diabetes.
Avatar f tn hiya, ive had glucose tests to check for diabetes while pregnant with all 3 of my babies, and have been told i will again with this one, doctors were scaring me to death telling me they were too big etc, the test itself is a breeze they just take some blood first, then get you to drink a glucose solution, leave you an hour or 2 (so take loads to read or keep you busy) then they take some more blood and its done!
Avatar n tn I go between borderline diabetic type 2 and hypoglycemia. I have a blood glucose monitor to check mine in the morning to keep it level. Good luck on the rest of the tests.
Avatar n tn Hello, Im am 17 weeks pregnant and went in today to have the 3 hour glucose test performed. I had Gestational Diabetes in my second pregnancy, but it skipped my third pregnancy. This is my fourth. After the test I did not eat or drink anything for about 1/2 an hour, because we were picking up my son from school and getting lunch. Within 20 minutes of finishing the test, I got really shaky and sweating (Its in the 20's today) while waiting in line for my food.
5609181 tn?1375335972 I failed my 1hr glucose test. My levels were 190. I had to get the 3hr test done on Tuesday and i ended up passing it. They will just schedule you for the 3hr test. If you fail that then they will put you on a special diet and monitor your glucose levels.
Avatar f tn I failed my one hour so bad my doctor told me I would never pass my three hour. So now I check my blood sugar levels four times a day. If I can't keep them under control I will have to use insulin.
143123 tn?1274304425 We don't have problems getting pregnant, just staying pregnant. I've never had any issues with diabetes (was never told I was boarderline) so this came as a shock to me. I start the Metformin tonight and have a 6-week check up scheduled. I am a little overweight, but have always been that way. I was told to lose 10lbs at my initial consultation with my RE. I'm working on that. There is so much that I don't understand. Thanks again for responding.
Avatar f tn So I had my glucose test last Monday and I got a call today saying that I failed and I will have to do the 3 hour test. So I'm kinda freaking out. Does this mean my baby could have diabetes? I take the 3 hour test on Friday, should I completely lay off sugar until then? I'm not that shocked because diabetes runs in my family but it's so scary cause of course I was hoping it would come back negative. I just want some more info mommies.
Avatar f tn No the glucose drink isn't larger it's just more concentrated with the glucose so instead of having 50mg of glucose it has 75mg. Since I'm monitoring my sugars I know that it doesn't matter if you had normal readings at 18 weeks since I am well within normal range during most of my tests. I do get high readings once in a while but I always test again the following hour and it always goes back down within normal range.
1916673 tn?1420236870 GLUCOSE (GLU) (67 - 125 mg/dL) The amount of glucose in the blood can help diagnose a variety of conditions. High levels may suggest diabetes, severe stress, an overactive adrenal gland or an excess of progesterone (a hormone). Moderately high levels are common in female dogs up to two months after their last heat cycle or during pregnancy.
9971658 tn?1407747583 Hi girls, I had my 3h sugar test last week and got back my blood test result today... and appearntly my body is struggeling to break down the sugar and they think I could now be diabetic?? I didn't have this issue prior of pregnancy and I consider myself fit and healthy. I don't eat a whole lot of sweets (I dislike most sweets actually) etc etc.. I've always been small sized, used to run before I got pregnant - not regulary but still..
Avatar f tn I passed my glucose test. But failed my fasting blood sugar... so, im currently monitoring my glucose levels due to the possibility of diabetes. Measurements, however, show that they are at the lower limit...
Avatar n tn I got a blood test recently. I have a low blood glucose level and unusually low cholesterol. I was told to adjust my diet: more carbohydrates and sugars and smaller meals, at least four times a day. I did this and I only started to feel worse. I can eat cereal for breakfast, have some fruit as a snack, a piece of bread, then lunch (chicken and some kind of pasta), drink lots of water, and I still feel sick.
Avatar n tn Hello Doctor, My father is having fever since four days, he is very fatigue, we went to doctor he suggested some of the blood tests like ESR, LFT etc. in which they found that his SGOT and SGPT levels are very high and suspected that he have HEPB .. i dont know what to do ..
Avatar f tn Hi Ladies, I'm 28 weeks pregnant and found out this week that my 3 hour glucose tolerence test came back high. Dr suggests seeing a nutritionist; I haven't seen him yet but do any of you know what i'm to avoid eating; what i'm allowed to eat and how this affects me and the baby? your answers will be a great help thx.
Avatar f tn 3 - Your baby can get used to high blood sugar levels. If this happens, your baby thinks that sugar levels of 130, 140 and up are normal. When baby arrives, there is no more sugar supply. This can cause baby to have a seizure. You don't want that. If baby is suspected of having abnormal sugar levels, then baby will likely be taken to the nursury for 12-24 hours for observation to make sure a seizure does NOT happen. For me, it wasn't worth the risks.
541196 tn?1293556536 They ran a pregnancy test and I failed that one too. So they ran a blood test on my. That is when they suspected i had a tuomr. Normal levels for my age was around 25 and my levels came back at 48. So the next step was to do an MRI. And when that came back it showed a 3mm tumor. After that they tested me to see which kind of tumor it was. And of course it came out to be prolactinoma tumor.
435139 tn?1255463991 I gave up equal/aspartame while pregnant at my midwife's that summer is here I'd like some crystal light because I hate it ok to have while bf'ing? I have an appointment Tuesday but it is so hot I'm trying to stay hydrated!
390388 tn?1279639813 "What is considered to be a low fasting blood sugar level?" Normal fasting glucose levels are 70-99 mg/dl. Below that hypoglycemia symptoms will appear, such as you indicated, "I notice when my level is around 60 - 70, I seem to get lightheaded easier." For more info on Hyypoglycemia go here , or Google "hyperglycemia". "Also what is considered to be a high fasting blood sugar level?
Avatar n tn Since I was a child, and until now (27years old) about once every three months or maybe more, I will have a frightening experience while sleeping. Once I'm asleep, sometimes it feels like my head will get really heavy and there will be a deep low humming sound in my head or maybe a train sound that seems to paralyze my entire body, however once this feeling of heaviness occurs, I wake up internally, but my eyes are not open and I can hear everything going on around me.
919239 tn?1269398258 Most people who are treated for depression have their testosterone, thyroid function, blood glucose, and vitamin / mineral levels checked before starting on anti-depressants. The vast majority of cases of depression are not caused by these things.
146021 tn?1237208487 People develop diabetes because the pancreas does not make enough insulin or because the cells in the muscles, liver, and fat do not use insulin properly, or both. As a result, the amount of glucose in the blood increases while the cells are starved of energy.
Avatar n tn I feared for my life, but my doctors assured me that the baby's glucose levels remain constant. If the mom's glucose drops, only SHE is affected. They likened baby to a little leach, who takes just what he or she needs, leaving the mom whatever is left. As long as the breathing doesn't stop or heart doesn't stop beating, the baby is unfazed by this. For 9 months, I was overdosed and I was taken to the hospital for glucose IV treatment about once every week or two.