gestational diabetes

Gestational Diabetes

Cynthia Flynn's picture
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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I am six weeks pregnant with my second child. With my first (now 3 years old) I developed a mild case of gestational diabetes.

Should I start following the gestational diabetes diet now, or wait until the glucose screening test to see if I have it again? If I follow the diet starting now, is there a better chance that I won't develop it?

Thanks!

Glucose Levels

Cynthia Flynn's picture
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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
My OB/GYN ordered a GCT at 24 weeks, my results came at 160 mg instead of 140 when given 50 gms of glucose 2 1/2 hrs after a meal.

She next ordered a set of non-challenge tests - Fasting Blood sugar and Post prandial BS. Fasting result was 68 and PPBS after 2 hours was 79.

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