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    Question What is normal blood sugar???

    I am a bit flustered at the moment. I had GD with both my older boys (10 and 12 years old) and had my GTT at 26 weeks with this pregnancy. When I called for the results I was told they were all normal.
    8 weeks on I am at my 34 weeks check up when I am whisked off by the diabetes Dr and educator plus the dietician because based on my history, my age (31) and the fact I am needing to keep the baby small so I can attempt a VBAC, one of my numbers was high after all.....
    thing is I don't think it was?
    My fasting was 4.5 so that was great
    my 1 hr was 7.7 and the two hr was 6.8.....
    Now the one hour is the one they are saying is to high and classifies me as GD???
    According to the Dr it should be under 7.5 but according to Diabetes Australia anything under 8 in completely normal.



    They are getting me to test 4 times a day. My post meal reading have been in the 5's to 6's and I have had one reading in the past 4 days that was over 7.5 ( it was 7.7) and that was because I deliberately ate a large carb meal to see what it would be...... now again according to diabetes Australia that is a perfectly normal result but the paper work from the hospital classes it as abnormal.

    I go back to see the Dr on Wednesday and will question him on all this but wanted to get some feedback from other pregnant women who do have GD on what their hospital considers normal BSL?

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    I will be interested to see what others have to say, sorry I don't have anything to add except I hope things go well for you

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    When I had my glucose test, I asked what 'normal' was. The midwife told me they like your results to be under 8, but prefer it to be more like 4-6 (i think thats what she said. I was tired and might have got confused!). I did the one hour test and my result was 4.2 which they told me was fine.

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    I have diabetes and this is what I have to aim for otherwise they increase my insulin.

    Fasting 4.0-6.0
    2hr after meal 4.0-7.0

    Different hospitals can have slightly different levels. If you ate a high carb meal and were only 7.7then chances are you don't have it or you can control it easily with diet.

    Fingers crossed for you

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    It sounds perectly normal to me for your stage of pregnancy.. Maybe a close borderline ( I have had GD with all 4 pregnancies and insulin for the last 3)

    My 3 hour test showed similar numbers to your but my one hour number was 10.2.. and the 3 hour one was 7 ( if I remember correctly)

    the numbers you are getting before and after meals sound fine to me.. It is good they are keeping an eye on it though even though it is a pain.

    Although reading back.. they wanted under 5.5 before meals and under 7.5 for after.... So they might be keeping an eye on your before meal numbers

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    The normal Blood Glucose is 4 - 8 mmol/l. Although your numbers are not outside normal, your one hour one is close, and probably given your previous history of GD, they are being cautious and taking it seriously. I think they also treat GD more aggressively than non GD as it can cause a lot of problems quickly for you and baby. I would speak to your doctor about it again when you see him and let him know what you have read and ask him to explain to you why you are being treated as if you have GD when you don't feel that it is so. HTH.

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    I was allowed up to 5.5 fasting and 7.5 two hours post meals

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    Thanks everyone for your replies. Seems there is a lot of conflicting advice depending on where your being treated. I guess It is not going to hurt eating a GD diet!
    Melissa

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