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Suggest the ideal dosage for Insulin taken for pregnancy

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Posted on Fri, 29 Jul 2016
Question: Hi dr. I am having gestational diabetes and am 34 weeks pregnant. My dr. had started insulin 2 units each before breakfast and dinner. but now recently she has increased my dose to 4 units before breakfast,2 units before lunch and 4 units before dinner after I did the 7 point profile test. PFB my 7 point profile readings and let me know if my dr. has taken the right step.
Before dinner-97
1hr after dinner-133
2:40 am- 84
Before breakfast- 79
1 hr after breakfast- 145
Before lunch- 85
1 hr after lunch- 133
Also please suggest what should be the targeted sugar value?
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Answered by Dr. Phanindra Dulipala (18 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes, your Doctor has took a correct step.

Detailed Answer:
Hi Mam, Gone through your query and understood your concerns.

The readings of sugar levels you have mentioned are absolutely under control. So The insulin units you have been taking as your doctor prescribed is correct. Its a correct step. Continue the same.

Thank you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Sonia Raina
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Follow up: Dr. Phanindra Dulipala (23 minutes later)
Hi dr. Thanks for answering. These readings are before increased dose of insulin. Based on these readings, my dr. has increased the insulin dose. I am actually doubtful in that why has she increased my dose when the levels are under control. Please suggest. And what should be the targeted sugar level?
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Answered by Dr. Phanindra Dulipala (27 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
The sugar levels you have mentioned are under control.

Detailed Answer:
Hi mam, Thanks for the query. Your values mentioned are under control. As per me, No need in rise of doses. Please consult the respected Doctor for her decision in increasing the dosage.

The usual targeted levels would be less than 110mg/dl. at fasting
Less than 150mg/dl at 2hrs after eating.
As in pregnancy, the sugar levels to be under absolutely under control.

Thank you
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Suggest the ideal dosage for Insulin taken for pregnancy

Brief Answer: Yes, your Doctor has took a correct step. Detailed Answer: Hi Mam, Gone through your query and understood your concerns. The readings of sugar levels you have mentioned are absolutely under control. So The insulin units you have been taking as your doctor prescribed is correct. Its a correct step. Continue the same. Thank you.