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Low blood sugar - how does it affect baby?

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January 25th, 2011, 09:47 AM
Join Date: Nov 2010
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Supposedly the baby does produce insulin for themselves, right? So I wonder what happens to the little one when my blood sugar drops to 40-50...

I think about this a lot and was curious if anyone actually knows.
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January 26th, 2011, 11:04 AM
Just_Marie's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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I was told that your body protects baby from lows, it throws out stored sugars in your liver to protect you both; that's how you can have lows during the night, sleep though them, but wake up and have a high gluc.

Lucky mother to five!

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January 26th, 2011, 08:02 PM
JustLiz's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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The sugar will be diverted to the baby at your expense. That being said, I would still try to avoid it. I'm sure it's better to stay steady.

Thank you Vicki!

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January 27th, 2011, 02:30 PM
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I asked my doctor about this yesterday and he said that they don't really know exactly if it affects baby or not... It makes sense though that my sugars are going to keep her stable and maybe that's why mine drop out so low like that? Hmm... thanks for the input!
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