Blood glucose monitor gestational diabetes

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Avatar f tn I am due July 10th my second child. I was told my glucose test came back high. I now have to go to the hospital for the glucose three hour tolerence test. A bit worried, I am hoping it comes back negative so I don't have to worry about having gestational diabetes. Any advice if it does come back positive?
Avatar f tn The majority of gestational diabetes patients can control their diabetes with exercise and diet. Between 10% to 20% of them will need to take some kind of blood-glucose-controlling medications. Undiagnosed or uncontrolled gestational diabetes can raise the risk of complications during childbirth. The baby may be bigger than he/she should be.
Avatar n tn I have gestational diabetes.
Avatar f tn What are crumpets? Lol and isnt porridge the same thing as oatmeal? In the states things are pretty different. I personally think its neat.
6674791 tn?1396215150 I had gestational diabetes with my first pregnancy. I controlled it very well. This is my second pregnancy and my sugars were too high for fasting so they put me on metformin and I'm doing great. I don't have regular diabetes so I was thrown off when I was told I'd need medicine. But when I got pregnant my body decided it didn't wanna function normally. My doctor doesn't think I'll need to keep going on the meds after I deliver.
4430052 tn?1355003242 Just found out today that I have Gestational diabetes. Not to amused. I ended up doing the 3 hour test. Where in the first hour 2 blood tests where done and 2 pee tests where done, then 1 blood and 1 pee test for the next 2 hours. Trying to pee 5 times in 3 hours was a pain. Anyways they told me most of them came back normal, but a few came back insanely high. Which was enough to say I have it.
Avatar f tn Im a ftm and did the test at 28wks. My levels were slightly elevated so now I have to monitor my blood glucose twice a day until giving birth end of May. Im on the diet control option (just excluding/minimising sugary foods and eating less carbs like bread, rice etc and also spreading these food throughout the day in smaller quantities). So far so good, Im not sure the outcome but just as long as baby isn't a giant at birth, I think we will be ok.
Avatar m tn org/diseases-conditions/gestational-diabetes/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20355345 And important thing to note is if you have gestational diabetes, you are much more likely to develop diabetes later in life. I had pregnancy hypertension and it is the same for that. Sure enough, later on, I am working hard to keep my bp under control. So, good to know that this may be the case for you for the sake of prevention.
Avatar f tn I tested positive for gestational diabetes at 28 weeks after failing my glucose test & the 3 hr test. My OB just has me monitor my blood sugar 4 times a day and watch what I eat.
Avatar n tn The fact that your levels are fine is a good sign that you may get through this pregnancy without the gestational diabetes. But even so you may want to do an occasional blood test to make sure. You sound like you are very on top of the situation and I'm sure your doctor willkeep an eye on your blood sugars also. I wish you good health and an enjoyable and succesful pregnancy.
Avatar f tn Ugh! This morning my doctor called me to let me know that my Glucose test came up high....He said the would like to see it under 140 and mine was 170...I was so bummed. I was hoping it was cause i ate before the test but the doctor told me too. He said I could have breakfast like two eggs and so i did maybe that made my test high.....Now I have to make an appt. for the 3hour glucose test.....I hope I don't have gestational diabetes that scares me....
Avatar f tn Has anyone had gestational diabetes?? Took the 1 hour glucose tolerance test and they called and said i have to come back for the three hour i go on Wednesday. grrrrr so frustrated, scared, nervous because i don't want to be doing any harm to my baby. How much should i worry what should i do now??
Avatar f tn I found out at 28 weeks through my glucose test , I really didn't have any symptoms . But if you have it your ob will refer you to a diabetes doctor which you'll see every week until you deliver .
8266573 tn?1403137275 I have gestational diabetes and my blood level only goes up when I ate something wrong. I just have to monitor myself and take notes on what I ate that caused it. If it's over 200 that's to high but you should be ok.
Avatar f tn You go for a 3 hour test. I had to fast for 12 hours for both tests. They'll draw your blood 4 times. If you fail that one, you'll be diagnosed with gestational diabetes and have to monitor your diet and check your blood multiple times a day.
Avatar f tn ( yes I am gonna try to keep a steady diet from now til I give birth. I don't want to have prolong diabetes in the long run.
Avatar f tn If you have it then you will have to monitor your blood sugar levels throughout the day and follow a diet that limits your carbohydrates. If your levels remain above the allowed limit your doctor will prescribe a medication called glyburide. Its a pill.
2169899 tn?1354674056 Because it being high even before drinking it can of course indicate gestational diabetes, but the 2nd test will tell you for sure. Did they mention being worried about your BP being high? They may monitor that as well.
Avatar f tn They may have to monitor you more closely. Especially when you give birth :) like 19jellybean said.... it could be that you have Gestational Diabetes.... but will go as soon as you give birth. Please talk to your doctor about your concerns though.
Avatar n tn I have gestational diabetes for my second pregnancy. I am 37 weeks now. I was not able to control my sugar with my diet, until I started drinking apple cider vinegar with mother. I drink it throughout the day and I have been able to keep my sugar below 95 for fasting and below 110 2 hours after meals. I was prescribed medication for it, but read that it could affect the baby... So now I am doing it naturally, and very relieved.
Avatar f tn I have gestational diabetes and was put on a diet and also insulin. Doctor didn't want me taking pills to control it. I check my levels 4 times a day and take insulin 4 times a day. They are small dosage but it helps the baby maintain her levels. She is measuring slightly bigger than her age. Best part is I see her often with ultrasounds. All in all nothing to be afraid about. We as mothers will do what we have to do to take care of our bodies for our unborn. Hope this helps.
1418622 tn?1336140104 So I just found out that I have gestational diabetes...complete shock to me of course, but now I have to monitor my blood sugar four times a day and alter my diet. Of course, since I am not supposed to have any sweets, that is all I want :). Anyone else dealing with this?? I am hoping I can control it with diet and that my little one won't grow too big...
12476392 tn?1433685731 I learned my blood came back abnormal for the blood glucose test and now I have to go in for a four hour test to test for gestational diabetes. I'm worried about my baby I read on Internet that it could cause all kinds of problems for him.
Avatar f tn Elevated blood glucose levels are indicative of gestational diabetes, although no one seems to know exactly what causes it. Hormones in the placenta can block the action of the mother's insulin in her body; insulin resistance makes it hard for the mother's body to use insulin, and without enough insulin glucose is turned into energy because it can't leave the body. A high level of blood glucose, called hyperglycemia, requires the baby to work harder.
Avatar f tn They will give u diet restrictions & have u monitor and chart ur blood sugar levels every day.
8266573 tn?1403137275 s weird never felt that and I had just eaten 2 hours ago... so I went to my neighbors who has had gestational diabetes to check my sugar and it was 172 I know that's not normal but could I be developing it now and not 4 weeks ago I don't get it.. Has this happen to anyone?
10618467 tn?1424206283 then once they finish drawing my blood they put the glucose monitor by my arm n took a sample from my arm instead of my finger. Passed with flying colors .
Avatar f tn Hey ladies I had my glucose test Friday and later that afternoon I was called and told my levels were 213 and I have gestational diabetes... I feel like I failed as a mother and should have eaten better... baby is healthy and I'm a great weight but I feel horrible... I have no idea what I should be eating or drinking and I'm scared I don't want anything to happen to my prince...I need help desperately!!!