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Diabetes in pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hello doctor
Doctor :   Hello
User :   I am 27yrs old and 16 weeks pregnant my ObGyn asked me to get OGTT done
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   What were the blood sugar values?
User :   Im in xxxxxx right now and will be meeting her only after 3 days when i go b ack to xxxxxx...
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   I really cant wait... to understand this report... the values are as follows
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   Fasting Blood Sugar :88.5 Fasting Urine Sugar : Nil
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   Blood Glucose - 1Hr : 180.7 Urine Sugar 1Hr : Traces
Doctor :   Is there a history of diabetes in the family?
User :   Blood Sugar 2Hr : 79.3 Urine Sugar : Nil
User :   Blood Sugar 2 Hrs : 54.0 Urine Sugar : Nil
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   Yes my father has diabetes
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   The 1 hr value is a bit higher than usual
User :   And his mother did too
User :   ok
Doctor :   that might be normal or mildly diabetic.
User :   I was given 75gms glucose
Doctor :   that depends on the individual lab as
Doctor :   they have different readings among themselves
User :   oh ok... so u think i have gestational diabetes
Doctor :   What are the normal values given in your reports? the reference values?
User :   70 - 110 Mg/dl
Doctor :   The one hour values?
Doctor :   Are these the normal values for 1hr?
User :   Its given only for the first value (Fasting blood sugar) and the rest just has dots below them
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   180mg/dL
Doctor :   is slightly on the higher side
Doctor :   I believe that your Gynaec would ask for a recheck
User :   ok
User :   Is it going to be bad for the baby?
Doctor :   You should also go low on
Doctor :   sweet foods
Doctor :   for sometime
User :   ok
Doctor :   Diabetes in pregnancy can lead to some fetal complications if not corrected
User :   can you be more precise?
Doctor :   There could be macrosomia or large baby, the baby can have diabetes,
Doctor :   the baby can be born after the dates have crossed
User :   Can it be treated?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   if there is diabetes in your case there would be insulin given along with diet management
User :   Do you think i need to meet my gyn at the earliest?
Doctor :   You can meet her at the scheduled time
User :   ok
Doctor :   in your case it is probably mild glucose intolerance rather than diabetes
User :   ok
User :   That sounds much better but m really worried if its going to affect the baby
User :   I dont usually sonsume a lot of sweets
Doctor :   with timely treatment there is nothing to worry about
User :   I really hope ..... thank you so much for your time.
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