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High sugar level during pregnancy. Will taking insulin affect the baby?

dr i was jujed with dibetic after my first dilivery after an year now after 4yrs again in 1mon pregnant my sugar was normal before cociving but now fasting it is 153 and after food it is 110 will it afect my baby if il not take insulin or should i start taking insulin will it effect my baby will i be used to it after dilivey will my baby normal.
Asked On : Thu, 18 Oct 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Sep 2012
Hello, Welcome to HCM, I am Dr. Das,
Firstly, during pregnancy, the normal criteria of fasting and pp sugar for diagnosing diabetes is not accepted. If, during pregnancy, you have higher blood sugar level, then you have to go for oral glucose tolerance test. If result of that indicates intolerance to glucose, then you should be diagnosed as Pregnancy induced diabetes or gestational diabetes.
The gestational diabetes will cause some harmful effect on baby like increased amount of liqour, growth retardation, etc.
Now, for this, you have to take Insulin. Insulin is a category B drug that means it is not studied in human model but it is not found to be harmful in animal model.
So, overall, if required you can take Insulin.
Answered: Thu, 1 Nov 2012
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