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High sugar level during 1st pregnancy
Hello Experts, My wife is in third trimester of 1st pregnancy and has following sugar level when got recently done. PP Breakfast: 170mg/dl Post lunch: 209mg/dl Post dinner: 207mg/dl Few weeks back, Glucose test was and reading was 146mg/dl During first trimester (4th month) it was normal around :75mg/dl Doctor suggests to start medication. Is it normal to have such high sugar level during pregnancy or should we start with medication? Is it advisable?
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This certainly is not normal blood sugars during pregnancy . If she was not diabetic before pregnancy and in 1st trimester . Then your wife has gestational diabetes ( GDM). Treatment of GDM involves medical nutrition therapy ( MNT) . Her target blood fasting should be
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You can consult me for MNT and insulin treatment .
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Don’t delay the treatment .
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Hello, your wife’s sugars are very high considering the goals for the third trimester of pregnancy. Fasting level should be less than 95 and 2 hrs post meals less than 120 during pregnancy. Special type of diabetes called gestational diabetes can develop in pregnancy, it starts after the first trimester. It appears that she has gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes and high sugars increase risk of preterm delivery, infections, large sized baby, increased need for C section and hormonal problems in the baby. Therefore it is recommend to start medications right away. Only a few medications are safe in pregnancy. She will require frequent monitoring and follow up.
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