(Closed) Low Glucose Levels

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@beckwife:  what did your doctor say? definetly keep snacks around, you don’t want to be dipping low too often. 

You could fall down and smack your head..so be careful! 

 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Don’t stress about this. Just ask your doctor about it at your next appointment. Your baby will be fine.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Be careful !

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Your blood glucose was 28 non fasting? I would call your Dr tomorrow and make sure they know. My FI is diabetic and the lowest I’ve seen him was maybe 35 and he was very out of it…

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@beckwife:  There is little risk to the baby at this point as long you get it managed properly, soon (it can become probematic to the pregnancy if it continues)…the cause for the hypoglycemia needs to be determined first. I wouldn’t worry to much, your doc will help you get to the bottom of it, there is usually an underlying cause. If you get nearly no symptoms of your hypoglycemia, I would try (for now) several small meals a day…

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Stay off GOOGLE!!! Call your doctor and hopefully it is a simple easy fix, like eating small meals all day long 🙂 Good luck!

Post # 11
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Helper bee

I am diabetic (type 1) and from what I learnt from fellow pregnant type-1 diabetics is, that in the first term of the pregnancy, glucose levels tend to be pretty low. So if I was pregnant now, I would have to use less insuline. This totally reverses in the last term, when glucose levels tend to go sky high and you have to use insuline doses you wouldn’t have dreamt of. So what I was wanting to say is, that if you are generally a low glucose level person, this could be amplified by the pregnancy. I agree with PP who advised you to speak to your doctor. It could be potentially hazardous for you and the baby if you black out. 

 

@RunnerBride13:  It really depends on the individual! I had glucose levels as low as 22 and was only very shaky and could still get me food and drink to get the levels up again. Others pass out at levels of 60.

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper

@Aprilsfool:  I agree. I am type 1 as well and the symptoms and when they hit are different for every hypo.

But not only the effect on your baby low blood sugar especially prolonged can have great long term effects on your body. Basically as your BSL drops your body starts shutting down what it sees as non essential areas. This is to ensure that your heart, lungs and brain get the blood flow that they need. Long term effects can be memory problems, organ damage and circulation problems.

Definately get it checked out by a doctor and I would maybe talk to a dietician about your diet and how to include more GI foods.

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