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What causes high blood glucose level during pregnancy?

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Posted on Fri, 15 May 2015
Question: Hi doctor...i am 30weeks pregnant and my glucose challenge test result came out to be 139mg/dl.is it ok
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Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham (38 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes, normal result.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for writing to us with your health concern.
Yes this is a normal result.
However, please upload the exact report for me to be sure of the lab and its ranges.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Neel Kudchadkar
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Follow up: Dr. Aarti Abraham (5 hours later)
thank you doctor...here i am attaching my detailed report...is the report normal..will i have to reduce my sugar intake.
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Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Yes, modifying your diet will help

Detailed Answer:
Basically it should be less than 140, so technically it is normal. But it is borderline.

So you should modify your diet. Cut down on excessive sugar, salt, oil, spices. Use natural substitutes like honey, jaggery, lemon. Have steamed, grilled or roasted food, that is fresh and hot. Have home made simple food instead of processed food. Curtail the use of potatoes, rice, starch etc.

You can get the test repeated after 2 weeks of diet control.

Hope this answer helped you.
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http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/doctors/dr-aarti-abraham/64623
Take care.
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What causes high blood glucose level during pregnancy?

Brief Answer: Yes, normal result. Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for writing to us with your health concern. Yes this is a normal result. However, please upload the exact report for me to be sure of the lab and its ranges. Looking forward to hearing from you. Take care.