Question: My wifes sugar level post breakfast is 155-158 for a few days but her post lunch and post diner is below 120...doctor suggested taking insulin...do we really need to take insulin wont conteoling diet do
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
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..
Question: I have checked my sugar level and its about 180 ,do i want take insulin for this level
Answer: Hi,youru sugar levels are high whether you should be taking insulin or not That depends upon the other factors as well therefore it is advisable to take advice from the doctor who will be able to guide you properly depending upon the other medical conditions
Question: Hi my sugar level is fasting 81 after breakfast 153. I took insulin before food. Upto last week sugar controlled but now increased... I'm wooried
Answer: Dont worry.Check with your diabetologist.Dr will increase insulin dosage.Since your baby is growing sugar levels will fluctuate which can be managed by proper diet along with proper insulin dosage.