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Suggest treatment for diabetes during pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 23-Feb-2014
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 1777 Questions
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:my sister is pregnant.. 8 months doc
User:and recently she found abnormal growth of baby. her sugar level has shot up.. her doctor has asked her to take tests
User:it was 158 2hrs post glucose. what can be done to help her manage glucose level
Doctor:She needs a good diet control.
Doctor:She also need to consult an endocrinologist / diabetologist
User:thank u doctor
Doctor:who can decide whether or not to start insulin.
Doctor:You may contact a nutritionist on XXXXXXX
User:is it too high for insulin already?
Doctor:and plan a diet plan for her if you need.
Doctor:It is better to treat diabetes with insulin during pregnancy than oral tablets.
Doctor:The condition can be reassessed after pregnancy.
Doctor:Again the need to start insulin or alternate oral medicine should be decided by the treating diabetologist.
User:thank u so much doctor
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:she just got her test yesterday and no other queries doctor. thank u
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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