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Control sugar level during pregnancy
After doing GTT for gestational diabet the result is showing as 97mg/dl for fasting glucose so please advise with proper diet to control this
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You have not specified whether this is your first pregnancy, or is there history of previous pregnancy losses ( abortion etc ) Also you have not mentioned your date of last menstrual period. GTT is done usually in 24-28 weeks gestation as insulin resistance develops after 2nd trimester .i.e after 24 weeks. prior to this the sugar levels are usually lower. If the first trimester sugar levels are more than 92, GDM is said to be there and a GTT is advised. GTT is better at knowing sugar levels after a glucose challenge, so as to estimate the body's production of insulin in response to sugar. Since your sugars are 97, it is better to reconfirm it with another test. Or show the complete GTT results.
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Diet in pregnancy is very tricky a sone has to balance food intake of nutritious variety against sugar and carbohydrate intake. Both are essential. So excess food must be avoided. Sugar is first thing to be used by the body of mother and fetus for energy, hence it's levels must remain constant without much upheaval. I would sugegst you to write down what you normally eat with it's timing and its quantity and then approach the dietician. So that specific alterations can be done in your diet
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A glycosylated hemoglobin test is available which estimates the average level of glucose in last one month. This will help show a better control rather than a single sugar levels which can be infleucned by fasting or earlier day's meal
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