Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Ask the Diabetes Team

From Raleigh, North Carolina, USA:

I just had my three-hour glucose test, and my fasting and one-hour levels were normal (75 mg/dl [4.2 mmol/L] and 172 mg/dl [9.6 mmol/L]), but my two-hour and three-hour tests actually went up (183 mg/dl [10.2 mmol/L] 185 mg/dl [10.3 mmol/L]). What causes the values to actually rise? I am in good health, exercise five times a week, and pre-pregnancy weight was 125 pounds. Also, I have lost about 5 pounds in the past few weeks. Is this a symptom of gestational diabetes?


Your values went up because you did not release enough insulin, and there is ongoing insulin resistance due to the pregnancy. Exercise will reduce your risk, but will not eliminate it. Weight loss is not a symptom of gestational diabetes.


Original posting 24 May 2001
Posted to Gestational Diabetes


  Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Return to the Top of This Page

Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:22
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.

This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.