Blood sugar numbers in gestational diabetes

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Avatar n tn Hi, 223 is too high (is that blood sugar or blood pressure)? In either case it's too high. Most likley you have gestational diabetes with these numbers. Low carb eating and careful portion control will help with your blood sugar management. Worst case you will need to take medications / insulin. Please don't eat sugars now. Work with your doctor. Good blood sugar control is important for healthy pregnancy.
3530672 tn?1370041643 Has anyone had gestational diabetes? I was diagnosed with it and everyone says I'm gonna have a big baby. Is this always true? I've only gained in my belly. I'm all belly pretty much. I think my size is normal for 35 weeks. I'm close to what I was with my first and I was all belly with him. Thanks in advance.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn If you were having tests to detect gestational diabetes since you were pregnant, and at 30 weeks you are having raised blood sugars, you needn't worry and have a plan set out with your doctor, usually requiring a regular monitoring of blood glucose at morning before breakfast and after meals, treatment would be generally by insulin injection, also keep a watch on the high and low numbers of blood glucose in a journal along with blood pressure values.
Avatar n tn They ha e me testing my blood sugar 4 times a day. First thing in the am, then 2 hours after eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Insurance should cover the equipment. 2 times a day isn't really going to give you a clear enough picture. Do that for a couple weeks and then discuss it with your dr. Mine won't let me back of the testing even though I have proven to be able to control with my own eating habits. The diet the dietician put me on made my numbers higher.
Avatar f tn Because sugar/carbs are what makes our sugar go up, unless your organs have experienced more damage in which everything you eat will raise your blood sugar to uncontrollable numbers. But I don't think that would be the case unless you were a diabetic well before being pregnant.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn Anybody with gestational diabetes when do you know when your sugar is to low or to high...
231441 tn?1333896366 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.
Avatar f tn 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).
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn Just found out that I have gestational diabetes, I'm freaking out dose any one else have gestational diabetes. I can't get in so see my doctor until Monday at 9 and feel like I need to start doing something now.
Avatar f tn 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.
7791645 tn?1394296001 The carbohydrates and sugars raise blood sugars a lot with gd and diabetes in general.
Avatar f tn I currently have GD, I check my blood levels four times a day and am able to control it with diet. Just be careful with added sugar items, my blood sugar wasn't that much out of range when I was tested so I haven't had to do any insulin.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn I'm heart broken just found out I have gestational diabetes! Anyone else on the same boat? What are you doing different to get better?
Avatar f tn ( so theyl for sure have to do that this time too then since I have it this pregnancy ?
Avatar f tn I was told to not eat anything after 8pm the night before I had my gestational diabetes blood work. Prior to that I ate my regular meals plus a slice of cake during the day and a snow cone thar afternoon before. I failed my gestational diabetes test and had to go back and do the 4 hour testing. I was advised by a friend not to eat any sweets 2 days prior to test because apparently sugar stays longer and slower in your body while pregnant.
183933 tn?1290220562 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.
Avatar f tn Just found out I have gestational diabetes.... Does anyone have any tips or advice???
Avatar f tn Anyone on here been diagnosed with gestational diabetes and I'f so how has it changed your pregnancy and baby?
Avatar f tn 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?
Avatar n tn 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.