Question: I was having blood glucose level as 160, 2 hours after breakfast. Can I control this glucose level by diet without taking medict
Answer: Hello... The normal blood sugar level during pregnancy is or at below95 mg/dL, after one hour of meal is to be below140 mg/dL,after two hour of meal below 120 mg/dL,the difference in the values will consider as gestation diabetes Gestational diabetes is a condition in which a women without diabetes, will have higher blood sugar in pregnancy. Please don't get worried dear, It will not harm your baby ,if you maintain a steady amount of sugar in your blood.with proper diet and exercise it can be controlled,and you will produce a healthy baby.... These are few stragies can be followed to control blood sugar Limit the intake of corbohydrate in your diet , avoid to have white rice ,you can have rice in millet varieties Include more proteins in your diet,that includes dairy products,lean chicken, fish , lentils, nuts and seeds Take lot of vegetables in your diet, avoid starchy vegetables like potatoes , peas ... Because it will increase the sugar level. Intake of fiber rich fruits like apples,pears , guava will help a lot Avoid sugar, caffeine, soft drinks, pastries,oil fried food Exercise Regular exercise in pregnancy will keep your sugar in control,go for mild walk morning and evening Make yourself engaged in some activities Try maternity yoga, don't get stressed, relaxed and be happy, have a safe and happy pregnancy.. Thank you
Question: I have done glucose tolerance test after two hours the sugar level was 175 is it normal
Answer: Hi dear, Your sugar levels are quite high.Diabetes or sugar during pregnancy is though a common but at the same time controling is equally important.normal sugar level post eating should be below 140 mg/DL. Fasting sugar should be below 100. Few life style changes can bring back sugar balance. Eat smaller frequent meals instead of larger meals.this will ensure sugar balance throughout the day. say no to all forms of sugar and avoid refined food. Whole grains and proteins which are slowly digested can raise sugar slowly.prefer brown rice over white rice.oats and whole wheat are preferred.exercises can be very beneficial during such cases too.keep monitoring sugar level. Uncontrolled sugar could make larger baby and preterm labor.Also refer the healofy app for daily updates on baby development and growth,as well as pregnancy care.it also gives you enormous info on post delivery baby care and diet.donot miss out!...
Question: I am put on insulin for 3 months till delivery as my sugar level was 145 to 170 after lunch. Fasting was always less than 95
Answer: Hi! When your blood sugar level is not controlled by oral medicines, diet or physical activity, and pregnancy increases insulin resistance its important to start insulin. So if you hv taken it with your Doctors advice no harm. Good luck!