Pregnant diagnosed with high fasting sugar levels. Risks involved in childbirth? - Online Doctor Chats
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I'm fine. How about u doctor?
My wife is pregnant
she is in her 8th month
we had done a fasting sugar test recently
I am fine.
results are 123 before fasting and 172 after fasting
what does it mean? do we need to take any Insulin?
She may require to repeat the test again.
If the sugars are still high, she may have to go for Insulin.
If it is diagnosed, then she would require control of sugar until it comes to normal.
will there be any risk in the future for baby even if control the sugar levels?
By the way we have done the same test 2 weeks, the results were 102 and 128
2 weeks back***
What happens is that, if the sugars are high, the baby may grow bigger.
In that case, a normal delivery would be difficult.
oh...but will there be any problems to the health of baby of to my wife?
or to my wife***
No. If the sugars are controlled well, then there should be no risk for either of them.
so taking Insulin will control the sugar levels, is it a safe method...she already stopped taking rice in the dinner
Ok. let me guide you regarding this.
I can understand the concern you are having as your wife is diagnosed with gestational diabetes.
The treatment is at various levels.
At the same time, regular checking of blood sugar levels, and fetal monitoring is also important.
If the sugars are controlled, there is chance that she can have a normal delivery too.
Yes, I understand the scariness of the situation.
this is her first pregnancy at the age of 31
But do not worry. This is a common condition which is well treated by gynecologists.
And mostly the diabetes disappears after the delivery.
but our doctor asked us to XXXXXXX the endocrinologist
That is fine. it is for a better care and management.
oh ok...Thank you Docotr
Even after delivery she will have to continue the preventive measures like diet and exercise.
So get on with the treatment. And be relaxed.
Prepare for the coming of a new member to your family.
keep your spirits up.
Everything will be fine.
sure....will try to maintain the same life style!!!
Thanks for advice
Is there anything else I can help you with?
no doctor...Thanks a lot
Thanks for consulting me.
Hope I had been helpful.
Thanks for your time
Have a Nice Evening!!
You are always welcome.
Bye for now :)
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