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Managing Diabetes During Pregnancy

Almost two million women of reproductive age have diabetes, and these numbers continue to rise, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is extremely important for women with diabetes to achieve normal blood glucose levels before they become pregnant, because if women have poorly controlled diabetes going into a pregnancy, they are at much higher risk for serious fetal complications. This improved control can be accomplished with education and medical management. Women with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes are also at higher risk for: Large birth weight babies, resulting in more Cesarean deliveries and increased complications during delivery Premature births or fetal death Pre-eclampsia: a dangerous surge in blood pressure associated with protein in the urine Diabetic retinopathy: damage to the retina caused by high glucose levels Diabetic kidney disease Severe hypoglycemia: episodes of low blood glucose levels that can result in confusion or unconsciousness Ensuring a healthy pregnancy The good news is that women with uncomplicated diabetes who keep their blood glucose levels in a normal range before and during pregnancy have about the same chance of havin Continue reading >>

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  1. K

    Low blood sugar 1 hour after meal

    I had spaghetti squash with chicken and broccoli and mozzarella cheese for lunch. I test 1 hour after meal so I just checked and it's 85. I do feel a bit jittery, should I drink some juice or something? I'm still new at this!

  2. Griss84

    That's a good number, I don't see how you think it's low.

  3. Jaxon87

    I felt the same way after I first started testing and my after meal number was in the 80's. I stressed that my number would be high so when it was in the 80's I got concerned. I also felt a little jittery the first few days after a meal. I think it was my body adjusting to a lower carb diet, and I wasn't eating enough carbs at first. Try adding some carbs into your meals. My Dr has me aim for 30 carbs each meal, but I find that I personally can't have a lot of carbs in the morning, so I aim for about 15 carbs at breakfast. It's going to be trial and error for you to figure out what works for you.

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