Ideal glucose levels in gestational diabetes
For ideal pregnancy outcomes, the glucose levels should be as close to normal as possible:
When should medications be started:
Persistently elevated glucose levels, medications to lower them into the target range. Treatment is recommended if your glucose levels are above target at least twice in one week and you can see a repeating pattern of high glucose levels:
Treatment for higher glucose levels may be a tablet called Metformin or insulin injections. This is not punishment but aimed at improving your glucose levels, so that you and your baby feel better.
How to manage glucose levels
If there is a regular pattern of high glucose levels before breakfast, you should consider starting insulin or Metformin. Once medications have been started, expect to increase them once or twice a week to lower the glucose levels into the target range.
Unexpected causes of high glucose levels
High glucose levels can relate to factors unrelated to the food or treatment.