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Posted by: Grace | 2011/11/24

Gestational Diabetic

i''m 30 weeks pregnant,weight 120 and on hypo-tone my glucose reading was 6.3 in the morning yesterday and before i left the hospital it read 8.1 i went home had supper slept but was awaken by the funniest feeling called the ambulance but it never showed up.i want to know should i be worried was i supposed to sleep over at the hospital,was i supposed to get medication and what is the risk number for when its high

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Dear Grace
It is difficult to interpret your blood glucose readings because you don't mention if the first reading was taken in a fasting state. Non-diabetic adults have a normal fasting blood sugar reading of between 3.89 and 5.00 mmol/litre. So if you were fasting your blood sugar reading of 6.3 (presumably also in mmol/litre) was high. If you ate breakfast and it was about one hour later, then 6.3 mmol/litre is a normal reading. If you did not eat or drink anything between the first and the second reading then the second reading of 8.1 mmol/litre is also higher than normal. I don't know who did the second blood sugar reading for you, but if this was done at the hospital then the person taking the reading should have consulted a doctor. If you are still feeling strange and ill, then please go back to the hospital and ask to be seen by a doctor. Because your pregnancy is already far advanced, you may well need to be admitted and to receive treatment to ensure that your pregnancy can be completed successfully.
I do hope that you will be feeling better and that you have a successful delivery.
Best regards
DietDoc

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Posted by: DietDoc | 2011/11/24

Dear Grace
It is difficult to interpret your blood glucose readings because you don't mention if the first reading was taken in a fasting state. Non-diabetic adults have a normal fasting blood sugar reading of between 3.89 and 5.00 mmol/litre. So if you were fasting your blood sugar reading of 6.3 (presumably also in mmol/litre) was high. If you ate breakfast and it was about one hour later, then 6.3 mmol/litre is a normal reading. If you did not eat or drink anything between the first and the second reading then the second reading of 8.1 mmol/litre is also higher than normal. I don't know who did the second blood sugar reading for you, but if this was done at the hospital then the person taking the reading should have consulted a doctor. If you are still feeling strange and ill, then please go back to the hospital and ask to be seen by a doctor. Because your pregnancy is already far advanced, you may well need to be admitted and to receive treatment to ensure that your pregnancy can be completed successfully.
I do hope that you will be feeling better and that you have a successful delivery.
Best regards
DietDoc

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