glucose in urine

A lot of pregnant women, to be more precise up to 50%, test positive for glucose in urine. But what does it mean, exactly?

It's easy to jump to the conclusion that they may be suffering from gestational diabetes, but that would definitely be a wrong diagnosis. At least, in the beginning.

If you want to know what sugar in urine implies during pregnancy and how to make it better, don't miss the following post.

 

Urine, a good indicator

Soon after getting pregnant, you'll realise how important urine tests are to check on your health and the future baby's. You'll get familiar with peeing into little plastic cups, as the doctor tests your urine at every antenatal visit. Urine tests are a classic part of such check-ups, since they are very useful markers for glucose and protein levels in your urine. Such markers can help prevent gestational diabetes, and also take action to avoid suffering from preeclampsia.

 

Testing positive for glucose in urine... and now what?

As said earlier, testing positive for glucose in urine is very common and, for a start, it's just a sign of high levels of sugar in your body. Actually, most doctors won't even get surprised or worry much about it, as long as it's a one-time issue and doesn't persist over time. Many pregnant women cross the line when it comes to keeping their tummies satisfied by craving high-sugar foods in excess, which can test positive for sugar in urine. 

Apart from this, you have to know that hormonal changes in your body throughout pregnancy, especially from the second trimester on, can trigger having glucose in urine as well. The reason? In the process of providing your growing foetus with glucose, your body stores sugar that isn't needed right away, for energy. When sugar is finally absorbed by both you and your future baby, the 'leftovers' are disposed through urine... and here you have your positive!

 

When things get ugly 

If tests reveal large amounts of sugar, you may be asked to take the glucose tolerance test, often carried out between 24 weeks pregnant to 28 weeks pregnant, a little bit earlier (around week 16 to week 18). Your doctor or midwife could also come up with that possibility in case you are at a high risk of developing gestational diabetes. Basically, you'll be taken a blood sample while having an empty stomach and another one after drinking a sugary solution, which will be compared to the previous one. 

In case you are diagnosed with gestational diabetes, you'll have to be monitored by your doctor on the lookout for any complications. The most common one is your baby growing large, which can make labour a lot harder.

 

What can I do to make it better? 

Though glucose in urine during pregnancy is usual, that doesn't mean you should ignore it. Even an isolated positive should be enough for you to change some aspects of your diet, trying to make it healthier. Why don't you try to:

  • Watch our for carbohydrates: cut back on both simple and refined carbohydrates, because they get into your bloodstream really fast and can leave extra sugar in your system. Muffins and sugary cereal are good examples.

  • Choose unrefined carbohydrates: instead, you should introduce more complex carbs into your menu, such as whole fresh fruits and whole grain bread and cereal. Among their benefits, it's convenient to highlight that they are absorbed more slowly, thus preventing excessive glucose.

Besides doing your best out of carbohydrates, don't forget that you'll need to keep your pregnancy cravings under control. Instead of making easy choices, like eating cake or ice cream, try to be creative when you have a ravenous appetite. For example, instead of having a pizza, make a whole-wheat English muffin with low-fat mozzarella and tomato sauce.

 

Finally, glucose in urine should be faced neither with drama nor with apathy. This sign alone doesn't pose any risks for you and your baby, but not taking care of it properly can lead to gestational diabetes, which can be pretty serious.

 

Need help? Ask other mummies in CaptainMums' forum!

 

Overall Rating (0)

0 out of 5 stars

Leave your comments

Post comment as a guest

0
  • No comments found

Activity Stream

HipHop started a new discussion buy prescription Copegus onlin... less than a minute ago

_____________________________________ Discounts given by the coupon code:UY13k9Tkh1 All orders, no matter of the order amount are granted a 10% discount. Click here to buy online Copegus _____________________________________ want to buy Copegus side effects gas want to buy Copegus side effects gas best buy bestbuy drugs Copegus wh...

lenoxjorden started a new discussion FREE.The Shack.FULL}!! Movie!!... less than a minute ago

3 min ago 2107 desember 16 Watch The Shack streaming ita Watch The Shack streaming sub Watch The Shack streaming vostfr Watch The Shack streaming free Watch The Shack streaming online Watch The Shack full movie online ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ WATCH HERE ►► http://bit.ly/2jxxgdy WATCH HERE ►► http://bit.ly/2jxxgdy ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬...

lenoxjorden started a new discussion Full hd![Watch-Online] The Ran... 1 minute ago

5 minutes ago -UPDATED! 16 December, 2017 - Watch The Ranch Season 2 Episode 17 streaming reddit, Watch The Ranch Season 2 Episode 17 full movie online, Watch The Ranch Season 2 Episode 17 streaming free, Watch The Ranch Season 2 Episode 17 streaming cam, Watch The Ranch Season 2 Episode 17 streaming altadefinizione, Watch The Ranch Season 2 Episod...

HipHop started a new discussion Clindamycin bars, no prescript... 1 minute ago

_____________________________________ Discounts given by the coupon code:UY13k9Tkh1 All orders, no matter of the order amount are granted a 10% discount. Click here to buy online Clindamycin _____________________________________ cheap Clindamycin without rx cheap Clindamycin without rx buy Clindamycin bars online Clindamycin multi...

davidgreen started a new discussion Buy Glyburide with no prescrip... 1 minute ago

Buy Glyburide with no prescription Order cheap Glyburide cod. Order Glyburide And Save Your Money! 10% off on ALL products! Need to Buy Glyburide with DISCOUNT? CLICK HERE! Guaranteed Worldwide Shipping, Discreet Package, Low Prices, 24/7/365 Customer Support, 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. We accept: Visa/MasterCard/eCheck/Amex/bitcoin. Bonuses:...

lenoxjorden started a new discussion [HD]-123MOVIES}~WATCH! Yuki Yu... 1 minute ago

Dec 16, 2017 : Teka maning Watch Yuki Yuna is a Hero Season 2 Episode 10 Online. Full HD Nonton Jaman NOw jangan ketinggalan Watch Viking Season 2 Episode 10 ONline. Full Film MOvies HD Watch Yuki Yuna is a Hero Season 2 Episode 10 : Episode 10 Full Series Streaming Yuki Yuna is a Hero [Se02Ep10] Online ! =====================================...

lenoxjorden started a new discussion Full hd![Watch-Online] Coronat... 2 minutes ago

5 minutes ago -UPDATED! 16 December, 2017 - Watch Coronation Street Season 58 Episode 259 stream deutsch, Watch Coronation Street Season 58 Episode 259 streaming, Watch Coronation Street Season 58 Episode 259 streaming vf hd, Watch Coronation Street Season 58 Episode 259 streaming hd, Watch Coronation Street Season 58 Episode 259 streaming online, ...

davidgreen started a new discussion Buy Orlistat Online Without Pr... 2 minutes ago

Buy Orlistat Online Without Prescription, Canada medicine Orlistat, Orlistat canada 24h Order Orlistat And Save Your Money! 10% off on ALL products! Need to Buy Orlistat with DISCOUNT? CLICK HERE! Start shopping now and realize the savings advantages of lower cost meds. We want to assure you that we provide you with the best possible quality at ...

HipHop started a new discussion Cleocin overnight no script ma... 2 minutes ago

_____________________________________ Discounts given by the coupon code:UY13k9Tkh1 All orders, no matter of the order amount are granted a 10% discount. Click here to buy online Cleocin _____________________________________ purchase low price super Cleocin generic prescription online purchase low price super Cleocin generic prescri...

lenoxjorden started a new discussion ~IMDb~!!watch online 2017 Powe... 3 minutes ago

3 min ago 2107 desember 16 Watch Power Rangers streaming online Watch Power Rangers streaming vostfr Watch Power Rangers streaming free Watch Power Rangers full movie online Watch Power Rangers streaming sub Watch Power Rangers streaming ita ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ WATCH HERE ►► http://bit.ly/2jxxgdy WATCH HERE ►► http://bit.ly/2jxxgdy ▬▬...

lenoxjorden started a new discussion Full hd![Watch-Online] The Anc... 3 minutes ago

5 minutes ago -UPDATED! 16 December, 2017 - Watch The Ancient Magus' Bride Season 1 Episode 11 streaming ita, Watch The Ancient Magus' Bride Season 1 Episode 11 streaming online, Watch The Ancient Magus' Bride Season 1 Episode 11 streaming free, Watch The Ancient Magus' Bride Season 1 Episode 11 streaming eng, Watch The Ancient Magus' Bride Season ...

davidgreen started a new discussion Buy Epogen With No Prescriptio... 3 minutes ago

Buy Epogen With No Prescription, Epogen buy london, Buy Epogen online 50mg Order Epogen And Save Your Money! 10% off on ALL products! Need to Buy Epogen with DISCOUNT? CLICK HERE! Guaranteed Worldwide Shipping, Discreet Package, Low Prices, 24/7/365 Customer Support, 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. We accept: Visa/MasterCard/eCheck/Amex/bitcoin. B...

HipHop started a new discussion no prescripton Cephalexin, Cep... 4 minutes ago

_____________________________________ Discounts given by the coupon code:UY13k9Tkh1 All orders, no matter of the order amount are granted a 10% discount. Click here to buy online Cephalexin _____________________________________ Cephalexin liver Cephalexin liver cheap Cephalexin sales > generic Cephalexin on-line >> Cephalexin ...

lenoxjorden started a new discussion STREAM!}>WATCH!}>Online FREE[M... 4 minutes ago

3 min ago 2107 desember 16 Watch Barbie streaming free Watch Barbie streaming vostfr Watch Barbie streaming sub Watch Barbie full movie online Watch Barbie streaming online Watch Barbie streaming ita ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ WATCH HERE ►► http://bit.ly/2jxxgdy WATCH HERE ►► http://bit.ly/2jxxgdy ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ abroadreviews...

davidgreen started a new discussion Buy Cefpodoxime With No Prescr... 5 minutes ago

Buy Cefpodoxime With No Prescription, Buy Cefpodoxime in china, Cefpodoxime canada pharmacy Order Cefpodoxime And Save Your Money! 10% off on ALL products! Need to Buy Cefpodoxime with DISCOUNT? CLICK HERE! Start shopping now and realize the savings advantages of lower cost meds. We want to assure you that we provide you with the best possible...

lenoxjorden started a new discussion FULL EPISODES Hollyoaks Season... 5 minutes ago

16 December, 2017 NEW Full!.HD - Watch Hollyoaks Season 23 Episode 250 full series english 2017 Watch Hollyoaks Season 23 Episode 250 full series cam Watch Hollyoaks Season 23 Episode 250 full series counter download, Watch Hollyoaks Season 23 Episode 250 series beta ray bill, Watch Hollyoaks Season 23 Episode 250 series characters, Watch Hollyoaks...

HipHop started a new discussion Ceftin non prescription fedex ... 5 minutes ago

_____________________________________ Discounts given by the coupon code:UY13k9Tkh1 All orders, no matter of the order amount are granted a 10% discount. Click here to buy online Ceftin _____________________________________ Ceftin online doctors Ceftin online doctors Ceftin overnight cheap buy cheap super Ceftin generic on line C...

lenoxjorden started a new discussion 2017~Full Movie Watch [Rio] Fu... 5 minutes ago

3 min ago 2107 desember 16 Watch Rio streaming free Watch Rio streaming online Watch Rio streaming ita Watch Rio full movie online Watch Rio streaming vostfr Watch Rio streaming sub ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ WATCH HERE ►► http://bit.ly/2jxxgdy WATCH HERE ►► http://bit.ly/2jxxgdy ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 15 hours ago Full Rio Watch ONl...

davidgreen started a new discussion buy Ventolin with discount onl... 6 minutes ago

buy Ventolin with discount online. How much Ventolin is to much. Ventolin USA NO PRESCRIPTION. Order Ventolin And Save Your Money! 10% off on ALL products! Need to Buy Ventolin with DISCOUNT? CLICK HERE! Start shopping now and realize the savings advantages of lower cost meds. We want to assure you that we provide you with the best possible qu...

lenoxjorden started a new discussion Movie.FREE.Full}!! STREAM!! HD... 6 minutes ago

3 min ago 2107 desember 16 Watch Death Wish full movie online Watch Death Wish streaming ita Watch Death Wish streaming free Watch Death Wish streaming online Watch Death Wish streaming sub Watch Death Wish streaming vostfr ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ WATCH HERE ►► http://bit.ly/2jxxgdy WATCH HERE ►► http://bit.ly/2jxxgdy ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬...

lenoxjorden started a new discussion =Movie.!! 2017!! 123Online (On... 7 minutes ago

3 min ago 2107 desember 16 Watch Hostile streaming online Watch Hostile streaming sub Watch Hostile streaming vostfr Watch Hostile streaming ita Watch Hostile full movie online Watch Hostile streaming free ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ WATCH HERE ►► http://bit.ly/2jxxgdy WATCH HERE ►► http://bit.ly/2jxxgdy ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 15 hour...

HipHop started a new discussion Cefixime 50mg high, effects of... 7 minutes ago

_____________________________________ Discounts given by the coupon code:UY13k9Tkh1 All orders, no matter of the order amount are granted a 10% discount. Click here to buy online Cefixime _____________________________________ buying Cefixime overnight delivery buying Cefixime overnight delivery can you take Cefixime every 4 hours ...

davidgreen started a new discussion Buy Amoxicillin Online No Pres... 7 minutes ago

Buy Amoxicillin Online No Prescription, Order Amoxicillin from canada, Amoxicillin pills for sale Order Amoxicillin And Save Your Money! 10% off on ALL products! Need to Buy Amoxicillin with DISCOUNT? CLICK HERE! Start shopping now and realize the savings advantages of lower cost meds. We want to assure you that we provide you with the best poss...

lenoxjorden started a new discussion 123MOVIE! Star Wars: The Last ... 7 minutes ago

5 minute ago 16/12/2017 - Watch Star Wars: The Last Jedi ..online..Free,..watch.The. Watch Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Online Full Movie. Full Star Wars: The Last Jedi Online Free Stream .... Watch Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Online Full Movie. Watch! NOW!! Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Full Movie Online. Watch here Watch.NOW!!. click h...

lenoxjorden started a new discussion Bokehi. full 2017 (online) goM... 8 minutes ago

3 min ago 2107 desember 16 Watch Bokeh streaming free Watch Bokeh streaming ita Watch Bokeh streaming sub Watch Bokeh streaming online Watch Bokeh full movie online Watch Bokeh streaming vostfr ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ WATCH HERE ►► http://bit.ly/2jxxgdy WATCH HERE ►► http://bit.ly/2jxxgdy ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ Bokeh 2017 850MB Mo...