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Suggest treatment for gestational diabetes

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Posted on Mon, 18 Jul 2016
Question: Hi dr. I am 32 weeks 3 days pregnant. My dr. has tested 4 point sugar profile (I did the test at home) and my values are:-
Fasting- 72
1 hr after breakfast- 147
1 hr after lunch- 114
1 hr after dinner- 137
Now she has advised me to take 2 units of insulin before breakfast as well as before dinner.
Please advise if it is correct and what all precautions I should take at this time?
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Answered by Dr. Saumya Mittal (31 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Its needed. Precautions should be taken of course

Detailed Answer:
Hi
I am Dr Mittal.
I have read your message.
I think I can help you.
I agree with the decision of insulin.
The sugars if raised will make the baby larger which will cause problems in delievary and other effects.
I would however recommend following cautions-
1. Get a glucometer. Monitor sugars regularly.
2. Test the sugars in case you feel abnormal symptoms- vertigo, sweating, dry mouth and as such.
3. Keep some high sugars handy-toffees, chocolates and juices. This is in case sugars fall.
Best of luck, Dr Mittal
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Brief Answer: Its needed. Precautions should be taken of course Detailed Answer: Hi I am Dr Mittal. I have read your message. I think I can help you. I agree with the decision of insulin. The sugars if raised will make the baby larger which will cause problems in delievary and other effects. I would however recommend following cautions- 1. Get a glucometer. Monitor sugars regularly. 2. Test the sugars in case you feel abnormal symptoms- vertigo, sweating, dry mouth and as such. 3. Keep some high sugars handy-toffees, chocolates and juices. This is in case sugars fall. Best of luck, Dr Mittal