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Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes is a condition in which a woman without diabetes develops high blood sugar levels during pregnancy.[2] Gestational diabetes generally results in few symptoms;[2] however, it does increase the risk of pre-eclampsia, depression, and requiring a Caesarean section.[2] Babies born to mothers with poorly treated gestational diabetes are at increased risk of being too large, having low blood sugar after birth, and jaundice.[2] If untreated, it can also result in a stillbirth.[2] Long term, children are at higher risk of being overweight and developing type 2 diabetes.[2] Gestational diabetes is caused by not enough insulin in the setting of insulin resistance.[2] Risk factors include being overweight, previously having gestational diabetes, a family history of type 2 diabetes, and having polycystic ovarian syndrome.[2] Diagnosis is by blood tests.[2] For those at normal risk screening is recommended between 24 and 28 weeks gestation.[2][3] For those at high risk testing may occur at the first prenatal visit.[2] Prevention is by maintaining a healthy weight and exercising before pregnancy.[2] Gestational diabetes is a treated with a diabetic diet, exercise, and possibl Continue reading >>

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    Glucose test results - 137

    So I got my glucose test results three weeks later and the doctor says I passed. My results were 7.6 nmol (or 137 using the US system). Isn't the cut off 130?
    They aren't re-testing me or making any diet recommendations. I'm worried that I do need to make some changes or insist on getting retested. I don't want to hurt my baby in anyway and GD can really mess up his weight and his own blood sugar, right?

    Any thoughts?

  2. abbadabs

    I was told anything bellow 144 was passing!

  3. TOMama2013

    Thanks for your reply. That's higher than I've seen previously. Were you on the cusp?

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