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[IPk] blood glucose levels in early pregnancy



A question on behalf of my daughter - she is not diabetic, but has had
what seem to me very marginally raised fasting blood glucose levels
(typically around 5 - 5.5) for a while. She is now in the early weeks
of pregnancy, and her high-risk pregnancy specialist is telling her
that he is concerned and that for sure she will go on to develop
gestational diabetes (which she thinks unlikely since was carefully
tested - because of family history - and did not in her 2 previous
pregnancies). He wants her to start taking insulin. She is in any case
seeking a second opinion, but I wondered if anyone on this list has
relevant experience or information to offer. I know that most of the
people on this list who have gone through pregnancy were in a
different situation having had type 1 before they were pregnant, but
what do you think? also are levels around 5 - 5.5 first thing in the
morning a real cause for concern - given that her post-prandial levels
are just fine.
Many thanks for any advice
Nanette (snowed in in Jerusalem - very beautiful, but quite problematic!)
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