What Should Be The Fasting Blood Sugar Level In Pregnancy?

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Tips For Managing Gestational Diabetes

Whether you have diabetes prior to getting pregnant or have gestational diabetes as a result of pregnancy, the key to managing your condition remains the same: keeping your blood sugar under control. Doing so can avoid the symptoms of hyperglycemia (high blood sugar), including headaches, fatigue, loss of concentration, and blurred vision. Maintaining target blood sugar levels during pregnancy can often be like balancing act. On the one hand, you want your levels low enough to avoid hyperglycemic symptoms. On the other, you do not want them to be so low as to experience symptoms of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), including shakiness, lightheadedness, confusion, nausea, vomiting, and fainting. According to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as many as nine percents of women will develop gestational diabetes during the course of her pregnancy. Most women who have gestational diabetes will give birth to perfectly healthy babies. But, in order to do so, you may need to make changes to your lifestyle to promote a healthy pregnancy and avoid any risks to your baby (including preterm birth , excessive birth weight, and respiratory distress syndrome). The managem Continue reading >>

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  1. bella35

    My doc just wanted my fasting under 100. Sounds like you're doing ok. Definitely add a little carbs back into bedtime snack. I had to adjust my carb intake a few times between 32w and 38w because my numbers were rising, typical as you get further along. This is GD pregnancy #2 for me.

  2. newmama515

    Thanks for your response. Im going to try a carb with protein tonight, but it confuses me that cheese and almonds cannot bring my fasting level down. I would imagine that a carb might make it higher?!? Ughhhh

  3. bella35

    You need a balance for overnight. My number was terrible when I tried protein only for my bedtime snack. If you dip too low overnight, your body responds by pumping out more glucose- creating a rebound high.

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