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Pregnant, sugar, taking insulin. Will it effect child health?

iam eleven week pregent when i went to doctor through blood test i came to known i have sugar . my sugar before fasting is 240 . now doctor is recommend to take insulin morning 8 units and evening 6 units i should continue throgh out the pregency iam not able to eat any kinds of fruits pl tell me ragi ball ragi items will my child strong and healthy and pl tell me any other items to taken
Asked On : Tue, 19 Mar 2013
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OBGYN 's  Response
Mar 2013
Thank you for your query.
You are definitely having gestational diabetes mellitus quite early on in pregnancy.
If not treated, this condition can have various repercussions on you and the baby including miscarriages, macrosomia, increased chances of fetal abnormalities, increased risk of cesarean section, various complications to the baby after birth etc.
please take insulin as advised.
If your sugars are controlled on insulin, the dose can be tapered off or altogether stopped, but it is hypothetical
Right now, take the insulin as advised.
Consult a dietician and have a proper diet and exercise plan charted.
You have to have a proper diet, avoiding carbohydrates and excessive fatty foods and starch containing foods like fried food, oily greasy stuff, potatoes, rice, high GI foods.
take lots of green leafy vegetables, curd, milk, dairy products, fresh fruits with low GI.
A nutritionist should provide you a complete diet chart.
take care.
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OBGYN Dr. Sree Gouri SR's  Response
May 2013
Thanks for the query.
If you maintain normal blood sugar levels by adjusting the dose of the insulin, you can expect normal growth of the baby.
Maintaining of normal weight gain, blood pressure etc are also important.
Regular antenatal checkups and ultrasound examinations are mandatory to monitor the baby growth.
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Take care.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Arun Prasad's  Response

Thank you for your question.

There is nothing to worry.You have been diagnosed at the right time.Taking insulin won't affect the baby but Diabetes if not treated can surely affect health of your baby.So kindly take insulin as recommended by your doctor at right dose and get your blood sugar levels checked regularly.I am sure once you have got blood sugar levels within normal limit, the dose of insulin will be reduced.
I will advice you to take green leafy vegetables,milk,pulses and also perform exercises like morning walking.

I wish good healthy life to both you and your baby.

Any other queries do ask me.

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