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I am 6 months pregnant with high random sugar level. Will it affect my baby?

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Answered by

Dr. Suneetha B S

Medically reviewed by

Dr. K. Shobana

Published At July 23, 2018
Reviewed AtJuly 7, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am 6 months pregnant. I did a random blood sugar test so range was 218 mg/dL. Please tell me will it affect my baby. What should I do for control? Please reply and give suggestions.

Answered by Dr. Suneetha B S

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern. A blood sugar level of 218 mg/dL is higher than the recommended range. In pregnancy, this needs to be brought to the attention of your gynecologist at the earliest. However, if you have checked your blood sugar at home using a glucometer, there could be an error occasionally. Hence, I recommend that you talk to your gynecologist about this. He or she will recommend you to undergo a test called the oral glucose tolerance test. If this shows high levels, you might be started on medication to help you control your blood sugar level and to ensure good health of the baby. You do not have to worry too much because this kind of high blood sugar during pregnancy resolves completely after pregnancy in most cases. However, I would suggest that you do not delay discussing this report with your gynecologist.

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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