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How to interpret diabetes test results conducted during pregnancy?


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Answered by

Dr. Suneetha B S

Medically reviewed by

Dr. K. Shobana

Published At February 10, 2023
Reviewed AtOctober 6, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I did a diabetes test (they pricked a finger for that), and I want to know what the results mean. I am pregnant in my 15th week.

Answered by Dr. Suneetha B S


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern. The test where they prick your finger to test blood sugar is called the capillary blood glucose test. The ideal time for testing are for the fasting test - 8 to 12 hours of fasting (which you have correctly followed) and for post-prandial test (after food) - 1.5 to 2 hours after a meal. From your description, you are worried about the post-prandial test. I have seen the report that shows fasting blood sugar (FBS) - 77 mg/dL and post prandial blood sugar (PPBS) - 97 mg/dL (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Both are within the 'normal range,' and there is no need to worry. The next time you go for testing, you can follow the timings mentioned above. You could carry your food to the laboratory, thus saving some time, and you can calculate the exact time. I hope that answers your question.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Suneetha B S
Dr. Suneetha B S


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