Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
November 29, 2000
Question from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA:
I am now 18 weeks pregnant and had gestational diabetes with my first son 2 years ago. Out of curiosity, I checked my levels one hour after eating a huge piece of banana bread and a glass of milk, and it was 120 mg/dl [6.7 mmol/L]. Do you think this is high? My obstetrician does not plan on testing this time until 24 weeks. Should I be tested earlier? What are the appropriate levels one hour after eating?
If the value of 120 mg/dl [6.7 mmol/L]was obtained at one hour after your meal, then that is normal. I consider less than 130 mg/dl [7.2 mmol/L] at one hour after a meal as acceptable. Often gestational diabetes does not appear until after 24 weeks. If you tested now and have a normal result, then a repeat test is still indicated at 24-28 weeks.