What Is The Normal Blood Sugar Level In Pregnancy?

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Two-hour Postprandial Glucose

Does this test have other names? Glucose, postprandial; glucose, two-hour postprandial; two-hour PPG; two-hour postprandial blood sugar What is this test? This is a blood test to check for diabetes. If you have diabetes, your body doesn't make enough insulin to keep your blood sugar in check. This means your blood sugar levels are too high, and over time this can lead to serious health problems including nerve and eye damage. This test is done to see how your body responds to sugar and starch after you eat a meal. As you digest the food in your stomach, blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels rise sharply. In response, your pancreas releases insulin to help move these sugars from the blood into the cells of muscles and other tissues to be used for fuel. Within two hours of eating, your insulin and blood glucose levels should return to normal. If your blood glucose levels remain high, you may have diabetes. Why do I need this test? You may need this test if your healthcare provider wants to see if you have diabetes or another insulin-related disorder, especially if you have symptoms such as: Frequent urination Unusual thirst Blurred vision Tiredness Repeated infections Sores that heal 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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