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How to manage diabetes and control blood sugar levels?

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Published At November 20, 2019
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

My wife is 26 years old. She is 33 weeks pregnant and detected with sugar all of a sudden. Her PP sugar level is 149 mg/dL. Can you suggest how to control it? How early baby can be delivered?

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

A single reading of postprandial sugar of 149 mg/dL should not be a reason to worry unless your wife has a family history of diabetes or diabetes in the previous pregnancy. She can do one oral GTT (glucose tolerance test). It is a sugar test done in fasting and every hour after giving glucose orally. If that is fine and if there are no other symptoms of diabetes like increased thirst, frequent urination, or frequent infections, then no dietary modification is needed. Normally baby can be safely delivered after 37 completed weeks (four weeks from now). If sugar was already tested more than once and found high, simple dietary modifications like avoiding sugars and reducing carbohydrates in diet should suffice.

I hope this helps.

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Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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