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I had pregnancy diabetes. But, why is my sugar level shooting up even after pregnancy?


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Answered by

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Medically reviewed by

Dr. K. Shobana

Published At May 17, 2018
Reviewed AtJanuary 29, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

During pregnancy, I checked my sugar levels. It was very high. I consulted a sugar specialist. She gave me Glucophage 500 mg. In the seventh month, I used insulin. The doctor said that it is pregnancy diabetes and after delivery, it will get alright. But after delivery, my sugar level went very high. I started taking 500 mg Glucophage twice. But, my sugar was still not controlled. Now, I am taking 1 g at night. Please guide me. And, I want to know if pregnancy diabetes will go away or not. My fasting sugar is 200 mg/dL and random is 200 to 250 mg/dL.

Answered by Dr. Shaikh Sadaf


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I just read your query and from what you have mentioned, it appears that you have diabetes and you must take treatment for it. Gestational diabetes which you had during pregnancy may be the time you discovered that you had diabetes but you must have been having it from before that as well even though you did not know about it. You must start taking tablet Gliclazide MR 30 mg once daily, and tablet Metformin 500 mg thrice daily. Do your HbA1c test now and again after three months. Review again with me after HbA1c test results. Avoid carbohydrates and fats. Exercise for 30 minutes daily by walking. Drink eight to 10 glasses of water. Hope you find my advice beneficial. Good luck.

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

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf
Dr. Shaikh Sadaf


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