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Heavily pregnant. Blood sugar high. How to control in short duration? Will baby have diabetes?

I am 36 weeks pregnant , have no history of diabetes , my blood sugar fasting result is 103.0 mg/dl and my blood sugar post meal(pp) result is 166.0 mg/dl. how bad is it? how can i control it in such a short time? will my baby have diabetes? my blood sugar will be normal after delivery or will i have diabetes? please help
Asked On : Thu, 21 Feb 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Welcome to HCM,
You are in third trimester of pregnancy and such condition is called Gestational diabetes is a condition in which women without previously diagnosed diabetes exhibit high blood glucose levels during pregnancy (especially during third trimester).As diagnostic criteria for pregnancy is >95 mg% for FBS and PPBS is 155 mg%
You should take care of diet avoiding refined sugar and taking good calories to keep healthy weight gain, without compromising growth of your baby.
Insulin therapy is treatment of choice if blood sugar is not under control , you should consult a Physician/Endocrinologist for proper treatment advice.
Please do not worry your baby will be normal although there is little more risk in long term for future.
Please take care
Best of Luck

Answered: Fri, 22 Feb 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta's  Response
You are having slightly high post meal blood sugar levels and suggest that you are are having mild gestational diabetes.This type of diabetes occur in 2to 4% of pregnancies and results from muslin resistance .Since significant insulin resistance develops in third trimester of pregnancy,gestational diabetes sets only in in this period.
Usually blood sugar is normalised after delivery.
Women having gestational diabetes are at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes during later part of their life.
It is said that 50% of females developing gestational diabetes get type 2 in next 10 to 15 years.

To control your blood sugar level ,cut down on sugary foods and drinks that contain caffeine such as coffee and cola. Take frequent small snacks rather than a few large meals which put a strain on your body. 

A few women with very severe gestational diabetes that can't be controlled by diet and exercise may be prescribed insulin injections. 
Your baby won't have diabetes.
I hope it helps.
Answered: Thu, 21 Feb 2013
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