What Is A Normal Blood Sugar Level For A Pregnant Woman?

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Gestational Diabetes

What Is Gestational Diabetes? Gestational diabetes sometimes develops when a woman is pregnant. It’s when the blood glucose level (blood sugar level) of the mother goes too high during pregnancy. Having an elevated blood glucose level during pregnancy can cause problems for your baby—if it’s left untreated. Fortunately, doctors are vigilant about checking for gestational diabetes so that it can be identified and effectively managed. A pro-active treatment plan helps you have a good pregnancy and protects the health of your baby. Gestational Diabetes Symptoms Gestational diabetes doesn’t often cause noticeable symptoms for the mother. Other types of diabetes (eg, type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes) do cause symptoms such as increased thirst, but that is hardly ever noticed in gestational diabetes. Because there aren’t often symptoms, it’s very important to be tested for a high blood glucose level when you’re pregnant. (Your doctor will most likely test you for gestational diabetes sometime between the 24th and 28th week. You can learn more about the diagnostic process here.) Then your doctor will know if you need to be treated for gestational diabetes. Gestational Diab Continue reading >>

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  1. rushbet

    Ideal blood sugar levels while pregnant?

    What are the ideal blood sugar levels during pregnancy?
    I am 18w right now and in the US and I think the doctors here follow different numbers than in India. I may travel back to India for my delivery and need to understand if there is any difference.
    Can someone pls advise?

  2. reshmabudhia

    I believe in fasting it should be less than 95 and for one hour post breakfast it should be less than 140.

  3. hihi1

    Blood sugar levels for Adult are different from pregnant women. For pregnant women, the ideal fasting level is less than 90 and after 2 hrs post meal is less than 125.

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