I am almost 7 months pregnant and I am really worried, I just took a reading of my blood sugar and it read 220. Right now it is 1:00 in the morning and I don't know if I should call my doctor, go straight to the ER or is this something that can wait? Can someone please give me advice? Thank you
An occasional high is not an emergency. You will take much better care of yourself at only 220 than anyone in the ER, especially since you'd probably be sitting in the waiting room for a while if there is anyone else there. Just wait for it to come down, or take a correction, whichever you normally do for a high. What you want to watch out for is many sustained highs over time. If 220 is the highest by far that you've in a long time, you're doing fantastic! What was your last A1C (if you don't mind my asking)? Mine was 6.2, and I'm 38 weeks, 5 days. Good luck!
I agree with KatherineW. I have had many readings in the 200s during my pregnancy (now 33 weeks). I even had one or two in the 300s (bad carb counting to blame for the most part). My OBs and endo said the concern is constantly elevated blood sugars that you can't get to come down. One reading of 220 is not an emergency, and as KatherineW said, if you are 7 months along and that's the first time you have hit 220, you are doing a really amazing job!! I am averaging 126 at this point, but earlier in pregnancy my averages were 140s. My last A1C was 6.2. I think my next one will be lower. My perinatologist considers my diabetes "well controlled" and so far I have had no complications. It is really difficult having type 1 diabetes and keeping your sugars in range, but it sounds like you have been doing an excellent job. Did your glucose end up coming down? One other thing you can check for are ketones, which are concerning if present in large amounts.