Diabetes and Pregnancy Facts
Diabetes and Pregnancy Facts: #1
Because of high prevalence of gestational diabetes in Indians, ALL Indian women should be tested for diabetes during pregnancy
Diabetes and Pregnancy facts: #2
Blood glucose should ideally be tested as soon as pregnancy is diagnosed. If not, testing at 22-24 weeks is mandatory for all.
Diabetes and Pregnancy facts: #3
If diagnosed with gestational diabetes, monitoring blood glucose level several times every day is essential.
Diabetes and Pregnancy facts: #4
During pregnancy one should aim to keep the fasting sugar below 95, I hour after meals below 140, and 2 hours after meals below 120 mg/dl
Diabetes and Pregnancy facts: #5
Insulin is the mainstay of diabetes treatment during pregnancy. Oral anti diabetes agents are generally avoided except for metformin which is used occasionally.