Gestational diabetes blood levels

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Avatar f tn Has any one else taken their gestational diabetes test and it come back high. When your doctor diagnosed you with gd what really changed in your everyday life and eating? My levels were in the 250s when they should have been in the 140s. If anyone on here has/had this did it effect your baby?? Thank you!
Avatar f tn Hi and thanks for using the forum. Women with gestational diabetes (diabetes that is diagnosed during pregnancy) tend to have larger babies at birth. Your doctor will closely monitor the size and growth of your baby throughout your pregnancy with ultrasound and non stress tests. Your goal is to have normal blood sugar levels throughout your pregnancy. This is usually done with diet and exercise and sometimes medication.
Avatar f tn I had blood work Done and my doctor said my blood sugar levels were high I had to do a one hour glucose and my blood sugar levels were still high 164 to be exact. I was told that now I have to do a 3hr glucose. I'm only 5w3d has anyone out there been Thu this or is going thu this.
Avatar n tn 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.
11715504 tn?1422290015 Hello, Insulin doesn't cross the placenta, so it cannot have any direct effect on your baby. What affects it is your blood sugar levels, and levels on the lower side of normal are best for baby. Are you anxious about taking your insulin? I am only asking because if you are, maybe your stress is translating itself to your baby. Hope this helps.
Avatar m tn I was diagnosed as having Borderline Gestational Diabetes (others have refered to it as Impared Fasting and Glucose Intolerance.) I, essentially, failed the three hour Glucose Tolerance Test by only one point (my fasting was 96 instead of 95.) For percautionary measures, my OB had me monitor my blood sugar (with normal diet/excercise) for one week.
Avatar f tn Hello, Normal blood sugars during pregnancy are actually a bit lower than when not pregnant. during pregnancy, following are the target blood sugars:- fasting and before eating < 95 (ideally in the mid 70s -80s). 1 1/2 - 2 hours Post eating < 120, ideally < 100. Never above 140. Continue your monitoring. Avoid any foods that make your blood sugar rise above 140.
Avatar f tn Hi, did anyone develop gestational diabetes and if so, how are you being treated for it?
7530804 tn?1398550371 I have a friend who didn't have a problem until she did it, and now gets gestational diabetes every pregnancy. This past week I have been using a glucometer and checking my levels after meals to see where I'm at.
Avatar f tn I had gestational diabetes with my last pregnancy. They sent me home with a book of meal plans (great selections) a meter and strips and a log chart. I had to check my blood before eating in the morning, and then every 4 hours after that. I had to record all of my logs down. Hope things get better! Good luck hun!
1640871 tn?1321677346 I was just told that I am positive for Gestational Diabetes. So now I have High Blood pressure and Gestational Diabetes. Looks like I am in for some stressful times. Is there anyone in the group affected by any of these conditions?
Avatar f tn I am currently 18 weeks and I had my blood work done and my doctor told me my blood sugar level was at 169 and that it was really high. I went back in yesterday and did some more blood work to check if its still the same and I won't hear my results until this coming Thursday. I'm really scared & nervous that I can have gestational diabetes. This is my first pregnancy and I'm only 21 years old. Has anyone had gestational diabetes during pregnancy?
Avatar n tn 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 f tn As long as theres no issues with you or baby, I don't see why you couldn't go fullterm either. My friend had a csection 2wks early as she couldn't regulate her blood sugar levels. Good luck with everything!!
Avatar f tn She said the first test my levels were elevated, I know I have a higher risk of having it if members of my family have had gestational diabetes or diabetes like and unfortunately for me both sides of my family has many people with diabetes. But my paternal aunt cousin and grandmother had gestational diabetes and 2 of my cousins were born prematurely because of it. I just wanna know how often babies are born prematurely because of it, and some other risks.
Avatar n tn Does or did anybody else that has or had gestational diabetes ever have to take a pill or shot? My Dr didn't really explain ALOT to me and was wondering everyone else's opinion.
Avatar f tn Ok I had my blood work done at week 27 for blood sugar and it was 213 I am scared and dont know what to do. Does anyone know how much it can affect my baby's health. Or chances of any abnormalities? And when does diabetes actually start during preg is it only in 3rd trimester? Or I may have got it earlier than that?
6674791 tn?1396218750 If diet and exercise doesn't work they will send you to a diabetes doctor. 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.
Avatar n tn Im 17 and a first time mama and today i found out i had gestational diabetes what will this mean for me and my baby im freaking out please help
Avatar n tn There is no correlation that I have read or heard about between you having gestational diabetes, and your child later in life developing diabetes. Gestational diabetes usually goes away soon after giving birth, every person is different. However having gestational diabetes can put you at higher risk for developing diabetes later in life. I would also ask your doctor if you should see an endocrinologist, this is a doctor that specializes in diabetes care.
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 n tn Hi guys, I just told that I have gestational diabetes and I am 26 week of pregnant. Any advice on what to eat or do in order to bring that sugar level down, I don't want to do the insulin because it sounds too scary to inject something in your abdomen while pregnant. Help please! !
Avatar f tn I am 38 and almost 7 weeks pregnant. How do I prevent gestational diabetes? I have heard this is a big concern for my age in pregnancy. I really want to make sure I do everything I can to stay healthy. I have 3 other children the youngest being 8 and no diabetes with any of them.
Avatar n tn Hello everyone diagnosed with gestational diabetes.....hve doctrs apt with endicronologist......nervous about taking oral medicine anyone here been through this taking oral med n baby was fine.....
Avatar f tn (By the time i found out i was already 33 weeks) It ended up getting so bad I had to inject myself with insulin everyday, prick my finger to check how much sugar was in my blood AND get induced 2 weeks early. My blood sugar levels were averaging a 15! (meant to be a 8 I think?
Avatar f tn This causes your pancreas to produce more insulin to keep your blood sugar levels within a normal range. With gestational diabetes, your body doesn't produce the extra insulin causing your blood sugar levels to rise. Left uncontrolled this can result in too much weight for you and baby. It can also lead to preterm birth and initial problems regulating the baby's blood sugar after birth as they are used to high amounts of sugar in their body.
4430052 tn?1355006842 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.