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Pregnant, may have diabetes. Will this continue after childbirth?

I am 37weeks 5days pregnant women. My fbs is 74mg/dl and ppbs 134mg/dl. My Doctor advised me to stay in diet and also indicated that if the same reading continues till my due date, I may have to go for Insulin , as she suspects I have diabetes . Will it continue after child birth? Is there any permanent chance of having diabetes after delivery?Please guide me. Thank you.
Asked On : Tue, 9 Oct 2012
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You can have a one hour glucose challenge test and if the blood sugar value is below 130-140 mg/dL, then there is no need for the three-hour glucose tolerance test. This is for confirmation of gestational diabetes. Most often, gestational diabetes remits after delivery as evidenced by a postnatal checkup done soon after delivery and 6-12 weeks after delivery. If there are other associated risk factors like a high BMI of more than 30, a family history of diabetes , then you could land up with the disease in future, but the risk is assessed every three years and in the event of any suspicion, proper management is initiated. So, do not worry as your blood sugar levels are in the normal range right now. You may consult an endocrinologist for further advice. Take care.
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