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.
September 14, 1999
Question from Sherman, Texas, USA:
I have just been diagnosed with gestational diabetes. I was told I failed my 1 hour test, so I had to take the 3 hour test. My numbers were: Fasting 98, 1st hour 212, 2nd hour 190, and the 3rd hour 117. Since then, my obstetrician requires me to take my levels daily twice a day, but since I have been doing so my levels are between 70-126, with 126 being the highest. I have been testing for a week now, I just don't understand why my levels are so normal. Can you test too early? I was tested at 18 weeks, because of my family history, mother and grandmother being diabetics. I am just so confused, any help would be most appreciated.
You were tested early, but still had two abnormal values on the test. You should be testing before breakfast and 1 hour after each meal. If the before breakfast value is greater than 105 and/or the after meal value is greater than 130, then you may have to start insulin. Otherwise a diet should be adequate to control your blood sugar values.