37.5 weeks pregnant. Symptoms of gestational diabetes?

I am 37.5 weeks pregnant. Got sugar checked at 28 weeks, it was 132(1 hr after) having 75 mg glucose solution. Again I got blood sugar pp as 117(2 hrs after having breakfast) at 33 weeks pregnancy. I feel extremely thirsty at night. what can be the reason.am I at a risk of Gd? Are these the Symptoms of gestational diabetes?

 

37.5 weeks pregnant. Symptoms of gestational diabetes?
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  1. Hello Dear,

    Thank you for writing to us at MediMetry.
    Your blood sugar levels are absolutely normal. Increased thirst is one of the symptoms of diabetes but may not always be due to diabetes. Dryness of mouth can be caused commonly due to hormonal influence or when taking certain drugs especially antihistamines or even due to dry weather.

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  2. Hello Dear,

    Thank you for writing to us at MediMetry.
    Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) affects between 2% and 5% of pregnant women. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) occurs when a woman’s pancreatic function is not sufficient to overcome the diabetogenic environment of pregnancy. GDM is defined as glucose intolerance that was not present or recognized prior to pregnancy.

    Fasting serum glucose concentration exceeding 95 mg/dL
    1-hour serum glucose concentration exceeding 180 mg/dL
    2-hour serum glucose concentration exceeding 155 mg/dL
    3-hour serum glucose concentration exceeding 140 mg/dL

    Gestational diabetes typically does not cause any noticeable signs or symptoms. This is why screening tests are so important. Rarely, an increase in thirst or increased urination may be noticed.

    As per above levels, your levels are under control. Your increased thirst could be due to other reasons, such as dryness of mouth. Drink atleast 8-10 glasses of water everyday, and if you still feel thirsty consult your doctor.

    Hope this answers your query. Feel free to write back to us with follow-up questions.
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