Gestational Testing Goals
If you have gestational diabetes, regular blood sugar checks are important to the health of you and your baby. Talk to your doctor about your specific target goals for testing and how to reach them.
General guidelines are:
- Fasting blood glucose level—No higher than 95 mg/dl (5.27 mmol/l)
- One hour postprandial (after eating)—No higher than 140 mg/dl (7.77 mmol/l)
- Two hours postprandial—No higher than 120 mg/dl (6.66 mmol/l)
1-American Diabetes Association. ADA Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes—2010. Diabetes Care, Volume 33, Supplement 1, January 2010.
Reviewed by Francine Kaufman, MD. 4/10
Corned Beef on Toast Braised Chicken with Beans and Squash Whitefish Salad on Toasted Bagels Honey-Hot Chops Edamame with Scallions and Sesame Oil Sweet and Sour Chicken Stir Fry Hummus-Stuffed Vegetables Pecan Trout with Dijon Sauce Mandarin Orange Pork Salad Cinnamon and Vanilla Yogurt Sour Cream
I have a friend, M, who has diabetes and never, ever tests her bloodsugar before she gets behind the wheel. This has always worried me about her. On Wednesday, she had a bad accident after passing out behind the wheel. She hit another car head on. I thank the universe that no one was killed, but she and the driver of the other vehicle were both badly injured. She's got a long healing road ahead of her, as does the woman she hit. I was talking about the...