Diabetes in pregnancy hypoglycemia

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6918915 tn?1395936471 It could be gestional diabetes. I'm hypoglycemic and I have gestional diabetes. Normally, when I feel like that is because my blood pressure is high.
Avatar n tn As soon as I eat something, my body, metabolism, nervous system etc. goes into overdrive. Insulin reaction?? Diabetes runs in both sides of my family. Questions: 1) Could I have REACTIVE hypoglycemia? If so, what is the best test for that? 2) Don't get hives/rash after food so my Doctor won't test for food allergies. Should I? No, I don't smoke or consume caffeine. Have normal blood pressure (more on the low side of normal), no heartburn/GERD, no anxiety/depression. I've covered the basics.
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.
10161345 tn?1488142252 I was wondering if anyone else had experience with restrictive diets and hypoglycemia during pregnancy? At 27 weeks I'm struggling to keep my blood sugar up/stable between what foods are and aren't recommended during pregnancy combined with what my flare-prevention diet allows. Never mind my terror over the spike in my blood sugar that my impending gtt is holding over my head- I really don't want to get misdiagnosed with gestational diabetes just to completely crash on the way home.
Avatar n tn I am wondering if this is true hypoglycemia or if there is some element of diabetes going on here. She was in Children's hospital as an infant and had a really heavy fluid load (going from 9lbs to 14lbs over night) due to a heart problem which is now alright. I'm wondering if there was some possible damage to her pancreas as a baby that we are just now seeing the result of and should I be worrying about these numbers.
946578 tn?1258666887 The only time I had an increased blood sugar level was in 1997 during my last pregnancy and was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. Hope this info may halp you. Sorry I can't offer more.
Avatar f tn I had to switch to a new doctor who, knowing all this information, says that this is not “true hypoglycemia”. Doctor says the number on my meter must be 55 or she cannot diagnose hypoglycemia. I continue to have these problems. Fasting sugar is normal and I often feel fine until I eat. I eat a carb monitored diet, mixed meals, whole grains when I do have those very few grain carbs, tons of organic fresh veggies. Drink lots of water.
Avatar f tn Even if I eat a good amount, I feel starving. I don't feel this is normal. I was wondering if it could possibly be hypoglycemia or diabetes?? Has anyone else got these during pregnancy? How does it feel? Is it similar? How do you get tested for these? I got my blood taken about a month and a half ago and they said it was fine then. I am now 11 weeks.
Avatar n tn My siblings and I were all between 10 and 12 lbs bc my mom has been on insulin since she was only 3 days old and had to up her doses during pregnancy. Having gestational diabetes does not mean your child will have it and even if you have a large baby you should still do just fine. My mom had all of us naturally with no problems.
Avatar f tn It's just one of those things that seems to be common in pregnancy - higher blood sugar levels in some women. Sounds like you'll be fine with a careful diet, as the above poster says. Interestingly, fruit juices were a no-no. Too much sugar at once.
8526246 tn?1405605476 A lot of women complain about not being able to eat what they want.... you actually can as long as it's in way smaller portions and it's not all the time. A brownie a week isn't going to cause you cause you any harm but if you're chowing down every day you'll hurt yourself and the baby. You mostly have to remember that no matter how hungry you get, you are not eating for two. The only extra you need is an extra baked potato each day in the third trimester.
6712392 tn?1393712278 Women who had gestational diabetes are also more likely to develop type 2 diabetes later in life, in which case you'll have no choice but to follow your diet.
Avatar f tn I devoloped hypoglycemia or low blood sugar since getting pregnant. I did not previously have any form of diabetes nor does it run in my family. Advice on how to deal with this or effects it can have on me and the baby through pregnancy? Also because of it I have horrible brain fog and will easily get winded.
Avatar f tn Also if the baby is used to high blood sugar, then the baby's pancreas is used to having to produce extra insulin to try and break it down, This means that when he/she is born, they will have A LOT of insulin production and a lot less glucose to break down and this causes severe hypoglycemia in the baby. This can be treated, but it is dangerous because if the baby is sick while his sugar is still low, it can cause brain damage and learning disabilities.
1469903 tn?1286650297 The complication and death rates from hyperosmolar coma is thus higher than in DKA. • Hypoglycemia means abnormally low blood sugar (glucose). In patients with diabetes, the most common cause of low blood sugar is excessive use of insulin or other glucose-lowering medications, to lower the blood sugar level in diabetic patients in the presence of a delayed or absent meal. When low blood sugar levels occur because of too much insulin, it is called an insulin reaction.
Avatar n tn Most women who develop gestational diabetes do not stay diabetic after pregnancy, for the hormones that are present during pregnancy create the insulin resistance that is the root of this diabetes, and those hormones are not as plentiful after the pregnancy is over. Gestational diabetes has much more in common with type 2 diabetes than with type 1 diabetes because both are rooted in insulin resistance. There is a good web page which explains gestational diabetes very well: http://www.
Avatar f tn I don't have gestational diabetes but my doctor told me I could develop it later on if I didn't watch my sugar and carb intake. I am a plus size girl so I kinda knew this would happen but has this happened to anyone else? And what did you do to control it? This is my first pregnancy so I'm clueless..
Avatar n tn Last pregnancy I had geatational diabetes controlled by diet. This pregnancy, I dont think I have it. I havent had any prenatal care until yesterday at 30 weeks. My doc wanted to do the glucose test and I said no for financial reasons. I told her I was checking my blood sugar randomly and am keeping an eye on it, since I had the testing aupplies from last pregnancy. Mind you, I am a big woman and look like a "fat slob", but also am very active and have lots of muscle.
299260 tn?1304219705 The way I see it, I take thyroid pills to boost my thyroid so now I take insulin to boost my insulin production. The body needs to produce 3X as much insulin in pregnancy which is why it is so prevalaent. The risk to the baby comes with untreated GD and includes higher birth weight and hence higher risk of c-section and also wonky blood sugar levels for the baby when born.
335728 tn?1331418012 Yes, your episodes do sound like hypoglycemia. Some docs believe that this is a precursor to diabetes and some believe that it is an entity unto itself. If you immediately feel better after eating something, then it is likely that your blood sugar was low. The worst triggers of these episodes are foods that cause a big spike in insulin production. The reason for this is that some foods, like sugary things, cause rapid rise of the blood sugar.
604185 tn?1233964457 I had gestational diabetes with two of my children, but the diet worked for me. I was told that insulin was the only thing they can give you. The reason I asked was my mother is a diabetic and is on glucaphage and the dietition said that those kinds of medicines are not an option when pregnant. If you truly are concerned I would try to speak with a diabetic nurse and she what she says some times there more knowledgeable in those areas than our doctors. Hope this is helpful.
Avatar f tn My baby's dad is a borderline diabetic, it runs in his family, and hypoglycemia and diabetes runs in my side of the family... Help and advice please!!!
Avatar f tn I hope to encourage both of you wonderful moms by saying that I have had type 1 diabetes for 36 years and my life is fully normal except that I have to take insulin shots and count my carbs. A good life is fully possible with diabetes, so hang in there. Now, for the hypoglycemia, let me agree with the suggestion to ask to be referred to a dietician. I have people with reactive hypoglycemia in my family and there definitely are dietary changes that can be made to help minimize the hypo spells.
Avatar n tn For more information on pregnancy in general and especially diabetes in pregnancy copy and paste this web address in your browser http://medicalcenter.osu.edu/patientcare/patient_education/index.cfm?maincontent=maincategory.cfm&categoryID=131.0#123.0 It will take you to the Ohio State Medical Center site for pregnancy and diabetes in pregnancy. This is where my OB was and where I delivered. If you would like any more info just let me know.
Avatar n tn I have never heard of, nor can find any information on there being any higher chance than normal that your child will be hypoglycemic. With any diabetes (or hypoglycemia), there appears to be a genetic component, but it also doesn't appear that the genetics always causes the condition.
Avatar m tn i have been tested negative for diabetes, and they hypoglycemia seemed to have diapeared after the second pregnancy. however, the other day i was overwhelemed with the feelings of passing out when i got up in the morning and i grabbed my meter and was at 124 without having eaten anything yet, and then today i had an egg and toast for breakfast, a protein bar and a latte and started feeling sick so i tested again and was at 215. i ate a string cheese and tested again and was at 108.
Avatar f tn They can be seen in peripheral neuropathies of diabetes, in hyperthyroidism, parasomnia, multiple sclerosis, TIAs or transient ischemic attacks or mini strokes, hypoglycemia, disorders of calcium metabolism, hyperparathyroidism etc. Certain epilepsies too could be the cause. A comprehensive investigation is required keeping all the points in mind.
Avatar n tn As I have been researching, I have come across many different sites saying that hypoglycemia unrelated to diabetes stems from underlying illnesses. Is this always true? I feel that I should have been given a reason that I was born hypoglycemic then.
Avatar n tn This is not only to protect the mother, but seems to be aimed at protecting the baby, too, for diabetic moms are more likely to have babies with defects when the glucose levels are high during the first few formative months of pregnancy. And diabetic moms are more likely to lose their babies in the last trimester also, when glucose levels are running too high.
Avatar n tn I have 2 children already and never had these problems during either pregnancy. I've stopped taking the Toprol, and my doctor said it's safe to go back on it but I've read a lot of articles that say it's not. When I'm not on the medication I have probably 6 to 7 episodes per day...heart racing, dizziness...they leave me feeling exhausted. It's hard to deal with, with a 1yr old and 2yr old to take care of. Any suggestions?