Does low blood sugar ever get better/go away as pregnancy progresses?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
2075 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@BellaDee:  Would you consider making an appointment with a dietician? It seems like you are struggling to figure out the right things/amount to eat, and an RD could probably be a great help to you. 

Post # 5
7654 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@BellaDee:  I second the nutritionist. We have one at our clinic, and she is a big help. Even I think you’re eating a lot of food, lol. I would be sick if I had to do all of that, so perhaps she/he can help you figure out what foods to eat and what amounts.

Post # 6
1849 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

  I’ll be honest…I don’t know a lot about your situation. I would call your OB if you had a blood sugar reading of 52. That’s getting pretty low. With being in your first trimester especially, I wouldn’t hesitate. If anything, it’s good for your doctor to be aware of the situation and he can lead you to some resources to help you make the good decisions you said you wanted to make.

Post # 7
3009 posts
Sugar bee


Anyway, my point is..Do I really have to keep up like this between meals?  

I’m always fascinated by this stuff. Why would you think people on a wedding website would be able to guide your medical path? 

Post # 9
1838 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

i can understand how constantly needing food would get tiresome, but it seems like you do need to keep eating that much. that’d def be better than something happening to your or your baby if your sugar drops too low. maybe try to get into your doctor earlier?

Post # 10
3009 posts
Sugar bee

@BellaDee:  I’m not sure I understand what you’re saying. Still, crowd sourcing health info is ridiculous. Even if someone else had this- which well after all your posts about it you’d realize no one has here- that doesn’t mean what worked for them will work for you. 

Post # 13
11668 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Geez  someone is having a bad day!!!

i think low blood sugar can be pretty common in pregnancy. Sorry i can’t help at all other then to recommend a nutritionist, which you’re already doing! Hopefully you can get it straightened out. I passed out once during this pregnancy and it was really scary! So until you see the doc make sure you’re eating frequently and to sit down in a safe place if you feel lightheaded.

Post # 14
1834 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - backyard in the woods

I’m not pregnant, but I am hypogylcemic and I noticed that many of the things you listed have pretty high sugar contents. For me personally anything over 6 grams of sugar makes me crash if it is low protein. Lowering your sugar intake or at least making sure what you eat has a decent amount of protein may help. I try to make sure that what I eat has at least 50% more protein than sugar, and some sort of complex carb for long term energy. When I do this I can go closer to 5 hours without eating as opposed to the usual 3 hours. I hope you feel better and get the hang of it soon.

Post # 15
4153 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Aqualov:  +1, this was my exact thought too. I’m not pregnant but am hypoglycemic, and if I eat a sugar-loaded meal (like a pb&j) or snack (like a granola bar) without protein to balance it out, I crash. I think you probably need to incorporate less sugar and more protein. Hopefully a nutritionist can help!


Post # 16
1583 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@BellaDee:  I am not pregnant but am hypoglycemic and was diagnosed by my doctor last summer.  My SO is type 2 diabetic. If you had hypoglycemia before getting pregnant you are of increased risk of developing gestational diabetes when pregnant (just to note that).

From the description of what you ate before the low sugar episode, I would venture to guess that carbs was definitely the problem.  Carbs including breads, pasta and rice have to be limited. If you do have carbs you have to try to balance it with protein.  I find having protein at every meal plus having a mid morning and mid afternoon snack is key. My doctor told me that my body does not like to be hungry lol.  I usually have some almonds, peanut butter with an apple or some plain greek yogurt with fruit for my snacks.  Cheese and some crackers is good too.  I stay away from processed food as much as possible including all types of protein bars and granola bars as they are usually loaded with sugar.  A sugar spike usually results in a sugar drop for me anyways.  The key for me is to keep my sugar levels as steady as possible (hence the snacks).  In a pinch I keep lifesavers or candy in my purse for a quick fix if I feel things dropping off.

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