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I can't figure out what is making my glucose go up! Help, please! Type II diabetes runs in my family, but other than that, I have no risk factors.<br><br>
I took my fasting and 2 hour postprandial blood glucose at 31 weeks. It was 87 and 132, the higher end of normal, so my mw told me to limit sugar. I very much reduced refined sugar but still eat fruit. Fast forward to this week (35 weeks). Monday I had no glucose in my urine at my OB visit. Tuesday, I had +3 glucose at my mw visit. I had fruit and cereal for breakfast both days. My mw told me I should either cut out fruit or buy a glucometer and figure out what is making my glucose go up.<br><br>
I bought the glucometer, and it has been giving me readings that make no sense to me. I know fasting glucose should be <95 and 2 hour postprandial should be <140. I don't know what 1 hour postprandial should be - perhaps someone can enlighten me? Here is what I have gotten yesterday and today.<br><br>
Tues:<br>
6 hours after breakfast: 88<br>
2 hours after dinner (pineapple, strawberries, carrots, tacos): 118<br>
2 hours after 1 serving ice cream (1/2 cup, 26 g sugar): 113<br>
(I ate the ice cream just to see what it would do)<br><br>
Wed:<br>
2 hours after breakfast (strawberries, cereal): 104<br>
2 hours after lunch (PB&J, carrot muffin): 108<br>
Snack: 1 hour after banana and carrot muffin and 2 hours after strawberries and pineapple: 158<br>
2 hours after dinner (tacos, broccoli): 79<br><br>
I get the feeling that bananas might be the culprit, but I'm not sure. Anyone with experience have any hunches? Thanks!
 

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Your sugars look good to me.<br><br>
It's pretty common to spill sugar in your urine while your are pregnant. Heck, I spill sugar even when I'm not pregnant, but my blood sugars are usually fine.
 

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Bananas do it for me. I can't eat them at all. Pineapple is also a problem for me. I can eat a piece or two if I have a protein with it & no other carbs, but otherwise it makes my numbers way too high.<br><br>
Your Wed snack would have been way too many carbs for me--esp following a low-protein lunch. I can only handle a carbohydrate load like that if it's part of a complete meal (including a good sized portion of protein & greens.)<br><br>
I have found that increasing protein makes a huge difference in keeping my numbers within range.
 

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In general, insulin resistance increases as the placenta grows.. so your blood sugars being more of an issue in week 35 vs. 29 (or whatever) makes perfect sense. Also, many women are more sensitive in the morning. I've never been able to eat more than one serving of carbs (milk, fruit, or grains) at breakfast without my blood sugars going whacky. Your blood sugars look fabulous... I wish mine were as good <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
The targets I was given (for pregnancy, non-pregnant are a bit higher):<br>
Fasting <100 some say <95<br>
2 hours postprandial <120<br>
1 hour postprandial <140<br><br>
You may find this interesting <a href="http://parenting.ivillage.com/pregnancy/pcomplications/0,,midwife_3p74,00.html" target="_blank">http://parenting.ivillage.com/pregna...e_3p74,00.html</a>
 

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Nobody thinks about it because bananas aren't "sweet" but bananas are high in sugar. <a href="http://www.peertrainer.com/DFcaloriecounterB.aspx?id=2024" target="_blank">nutrition info</a> That is what probably set you over BUT all your other sugars look good.
 
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