From Ankara, Turkey:
I am 33 years old, have a history of a pre-term labour in week 24 with my earlier pregnancy resulting in the loss of my first baby, and now I have gestational diabetes with this second pregnancy in week 28 (with very high blood sugars). Since then, I have been put on diet and exercise, and now I am in week 33. My blood sugars are: fasting: 98-108 mg/dl [5.4-6 mmol/L]; one-hour: 119-135 mg/dl [6.6-7.6 mmol/L]; and two- hours: 87-110 mg/dl [4.8-6.1 mmol/L].
Since I had very high numbers on my GTT [glucose tolerance test], will these high numbers result in earlier type 2 diabetes later? My endocrinologist doesn't see a need for insulin. Would you agree?
The fact that you have gestational diabetes puts you at higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes later in life. I am not aware that the actual values on the glucose test correlate with the risk of developing diabetes.
Based on some elevated fasting blood and post meal glucose values you might benefit from insulin management. I would suggest discussing this with your physician.
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:22
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.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2016. Comments and Feedback.