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Had gestational diabetes during pregnancy. How to control my sugar levels now?

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Published At May 16, 2018
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I had gestational diabetes during my pregnancy. I did not take any medications. I controlled it through diet. I delivered a boy baby. Three days after the delivery, my sugar levels were checked, and they were found to be normal. Yesterday, I checked again and found my fasting blood sugar to be 88 and postprandial blood sugar at 157. Are there still any chances of my blood sugar coming to normal? I had PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and thyroid problems before pregnancy. Am I in the pre-diabetic phase? Currently, I am having mainly rice to help ease the digestion of my baby.

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

It can take seven to eight weeks for your sugar levels to become normal. Your fasting sugar is normal, but your postprandial is a little high. Do not take only rice in your diet. Try to take a complete food. This will not affect the baby's digestion. I suggest you continue taking your thyroid medicines as before. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take the medicines with their consent.

Patient's Query

Thank you doctor,

I have completed eight weeks. I am in the 10th week. Are there any chances of getting my sugar level stabilized?

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Do not worry. Reduce the intake of rice in your diet and start taking lentils and wheat too.You can also have a snack. This will reduce your sugar levels. Repeat the test in one month.

Patient's Query

Thank you doctor,

Am I in the prediabetic condition? Does the body still need time to stabilize the sugar levels?

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

This is called as gestational diabetes mellitus. Yes, your body needs more time to reduce your sugar levels. Your sugar levels will improve. As told earlier, rice can be a cause of an increase in the sugar levels. So, change your diet habits.

Patient's Query

Thank you doctor,

How much time will my sugars take to normalize?

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Wait for one month.

Thank you.

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Dr. Sathawane Aparna Mulchand
Dr. Sathawane Aparna Mulchand

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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