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    What does blood sugar level of 180 indicate?

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Posted on Wed, 9 Aug 2017 in Diabetes
Question: Is sugar 180 in gestational diabetes needs insulin
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Yes

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. Yes, a blood sugar of 180 mg/dl in gestational diabetes needs to be treated with antidiabetics, preferably insulin.

Let me know if I could help further.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 59 minutes later
Thank you for reply sir
But 180 was after 2hrs of GTT test....Nd I never had sugar before pregnancy....
Can't it be treated with medication rather than insulin
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Treatment with insulin is recommended

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for writing back.
A 2 hour GTT value from 140 to 199 mg/dL indicates prediabetes but for pregnant women it calls for treatment. Insulin is the recommended treatment and although there are other medicines available, I think that going for insulin would definitely be better. You need not worry. It hardly hurts.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 23 hours later
Thank you sir
But my Hba1c is 5.2 which shows non diabetic......
What to do now...
Sir can taking extra glucose after 75 grams within 2 hrs can alter test results...
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Follow up required

Detailed Answer:
Yes, HbA1c level indicates a 3 monthly average of blood sugar levels. It is not expected to be raised. But a raised GTT level indicates a vulnerability that can develop during pregnancy. You might need monitoring. If the subsequent levels are found to be raised as well, you would need to be treated.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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