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April 17th, 2011, 04:39 PM
FyreMommy2B's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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What fasting & post meal levels did your doctor tell you to follow?

I'm told for GD that my levels should be:

Less than 100mg (5.5mmol)
2 Hours After meals no higher than 120 (6.6mmol) or no higher than 140 1 hr after meals/snack.

Are the numbers for Type 2 Diabetics different from Gestational Diabetics?

My best friend who lives in Canada is telling me her Dr. said for her to not go over 10 mmol (that is the equivalent to 180 when I convert to American Units). And that this applies to her fasting (really?) and 2 hours after meal blood glucose checks with her monitor.

I know that she and I use different units (mg vs mmol). When I'm not pregnant I don't have diabetes and she just recently developed Type 2 about 8mo before she found out she was pregnant. I was really suprised when she told me what she said her Dr. told her about her blood sugars. To me her sugar levels always seem somewhat elevated than what they should be.

I would appreciate any input. I wasn't sure if the American Diabetic Association recommended levels were different from Canadian Diabetic Association (if there is one?) recommende levels.

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April 18th, 2011, 08:02 PM
Delekatala's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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I am not canadian, but I am a type 2 diabetic on my second diabetic pregnancy. And generally they want stricter numbers for the type 1 and 2s then for the gestational. Right now they have me aiming for 95 fasting and 120 after meals. And then when I go in on the 26th we will likely change my insulin and meal plan, and go from there. With my twins my pregnancy A1c was 5.1

Even when I am not pregnant 180 is to high of a blood sugar, i was told by my diabetic educator that around 180 is when your sugars start causing permanent damage to your organs and veins.

Now I would check with her, did she ask her regular doctor or a high risk ob. Not many doctors know how to handle a diabetic pregnancy. She needs to contact a high risk clinic asap. Numbers that high are dangerous for the baby.
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April 22nd, 2011, 12:16 PM
JustLiz's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Yes, most docs tolerate a lot higher numbers for type II than for gestational or type II during pregnancy. Lucky us!

Thank you Vicki!

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