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Passed gestational diabetes test. Very low blood sugar levels. Why is this happening?

I passed my Gestational diabetes test but today i was feeling very light headed and shakey like i have numerous times so i used a coworkers accu check and my sugar was 65. I ate lunch and then felt better. my nurse told me to check it again two hours after eating lunch and my sugar was 80. I know that 80 is normal but 65 isn t and a few weeks ago i had tunnel vision but my doctor said their was no reason for it so we will just wait to see if it happens again. I am 32 weeks pregnant now. does this mean i have GD now?
Asked On : Thu, 5 Jul 2012
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You're a pregnant mother.
You had symptoms of hypoglycemia.
Less than 70 mg/dl of blood sugar is considered as hypoglycemia.
Your SMBG showed Random blood sugar as 65 mg/dl.
This is an episode of hypoglycemia.
Pregnancy is a insulin resistant state.
Growing fetus is extremely sensitive to hypoglycemia.
Cause of hypoglycemia should be find and further episodes should be prevented.
Revisit your doctor.
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