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Question:

From Oceanside, California, USA:

How long does it take for your body to stabilize after being diagnosed with gestational diabetes? What should your blood sugars be?

Answer:

You do not really stabilize because gestational diabetes, like the pregnancy, is a dynamic process. As the pregnancy progresses, the degree of insulin resistance also advances. That is why some women may start off on diet control but eventually end up on insulin. The goal of management is to keep blood glucose values in the normal range whether by diet, oral hypoglycemic agents or insulin. The fasting blood glucose should be between 70 and 90 mg/dl (3.9 and 5.0 mmol/L) fasting, less than 100 mg/dl (5.6 mmol/L) before meals and less than 130 mg/dl (7.3 mmol/L) one hour after a meal.

OWJ

DTQ-20090423144724
Original posting 9 Jun 2009
Posted to Gestational Diabetes

  
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