What Does The Body Do When Blood Sugar Rises

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What Is High Blood Sugar?

Have you ever tried to fly a remote control airplane or helicopter? If you steer too sharply one way, your plane will crash into the ground. And if you go too far in the opposite direction, the plane will nose directly upward, making it difficult to control. For people with diabetes, controlling blood sugar levels (or blood glucose levels) is kind of like piloting that plane. To stay in the air and have the most fun, you have to keep blood sugar levels steady. Having a blood sugar level that's too high can make you feel lousy, and having it often can be unhealthy. The blood glucose level is the amount of glucose in the blood. Glucose is a sugar that comes from the foods we eat, and it's also formed and stored inside the body. It's the main source of energy for the cells of our body, and it's carried to each cell through the bloodstream. Hyperglycemia (pronounced: hi-per-gly-SEE-me-uh) is the medical word for high blood sugar levels. High blood sugar levels happen when the body either can't make insulin (type 1 diabetes) or can't respond to insulin properly (type 2 diabetes). The body needs insulin so glucose in the blood can enter the cells of the body where it can be used for ener Continue reading >>

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  1. ~A2~

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  2. kell-pea

    Hi TimTam 7, my check was just a quick scan in Ob office- he doesn't appear that worried, didn't arrange further testing/scans. He did comment that I only just scrap into GD when I tested with the "new" levels, under the old levels I wouldn't of been considered to have GD. Baby is big all over so not just tummy, legs are long . Since cutting out bread, pasta and cutting down on rice I have dropped 6kgs -I have taken it back to meat & 3 veg type main meals but I found I needed to eat smaller more often (every 3hrs) to keep levels fairly even -my snack between meals is normally an apple or some strawberries with a dash of balsamic. (fasting is normally around 4.5 and after meals is normally around 5.6 (only hit 6.1 after baby shower and eating cupcakes etc)
    My first was over 4kg (9.6oz) and very long (has been off the charts height wise since born and still tracking that way at 5yrs of age), everyone both sides of the family is around the 6ft mark (except me), my daughter was the smallest of her generation (4 cousins so far) and according to my pregnancy records from her I always measured a few weeks ahead.
    I am already booked for a C-section 5days before due date (I have pelvis issues that wont allow baby to engage fully or be birthed naturally) so unless something pops up in the next few weeks I don't think he will change that date.
    Fingers crossed for a smooth last few weeks and goodluck to everyone

  3. wally_23

    Hi just wondering if I can pop in here. Currently 8 wks preg with #4. I was diagnosed with gd at 4wks after a fasting blood test. My level then was only 5.2 which is .1.over the cutoff. I laughed it off really but now some mornings im getting levels as high as 5.9. Today its 5.9 again :/
    My after meals level is fine usually under 6.0 but sometimes under 7.0. My cutoff for that is 7.4 and ive only ever been over once after a big meal at the ILs.

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