advertisement
 

  Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Ask the Diabetes Team
Question:

From a US Military Facility in Germany:

I am 34 years old and have just found out that I am eight or nine weeks pregnant. I have a six year old son. I developed diabetes with in my last trimester of that pregnancy, but did not have to inject insulin. I was hospitalized for four days because my blood sugars were running in the low 200s mg/dl (11.1 mmol/dl). I now inject insulin twice daily; in the am, 17 units of R and 10 units of NPH and, before dinner, 15 units of R. I monitor my blood sugar five times daily and they have been running anywhere from 70s to 130s mg/dl (3.8 to 7.2 mmol/dl) now. My doctors state the numbers look okay. Being that my numbers are okay, why do I show sugar in my urine during my doctors visits? What does glucose in the urine indicate? Is this something I need to worry about?

Answer:

During pregnancy, there is increased blood flow to the kidney and the threshold for spilling glucose is lowered. Therefore, it is not uncommon to see glucose in the urine even in women who do not have diabetes. If you have sugar in your urine, you may want to check your blood sugar at the same time to see what the value. Overall, it looks like your glucose control is good.

OWJ

DTQ-20000512091755
Original posting 26 Jul 2000
Posted to Gestational Diabetes

  
advertisement


                 
  Home Return to Top

Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:12
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.

This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2015. Comments and Feedback.