Nutrition Through The Life Cycle

7th Edition
Brown + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337919333



Nutrition Through The Life Cycle

7th Edition
Brown + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337919333
Textbook Problem

Elizabeth is a 36-year-old who entered pregnancy with a BMI of 23.5 kg/m2. She began receiving prenatal care at 32 weeks’ gestation and was screened for gestational diabetes the next day. Results of her oral glucose tolerance test revealed the following blood glucose levels:

  Fasting:    90 mg/dL

  1-hour:    195 mg/dL

  2-hour:    163 mg/dL

  Elizabeth’s health care provider advised her to consume a “no white food, no-sugar, low-carbohydrate diet” and to keep her weight gain low throughout the rest of pregnancy. She delivered a large infant (4750 g) at 39 weeks’ gestation.

1.    Did Elizabeth have gestational diabetes?

Summary Introduction

To determine: Whether Person E has gestational diabetes or not.

Introduction: High blood sugar level during pregnancy without the history of diabetes is referred to as gestational diabetes. In gestational diabetes, insulin resistance increases with the progression of pregnancy and hence, insulin requirement also increases. An increased Body Mass Index (BMI) is also associated with an increased risk of gestational diabetes. The American Diabetes Association has recommended screening for blood glucose level to be undertaken during 24 to 28 weeks of pregnancy.


Person E is a 36-year-old woman who has a BMI of 23.5kg/m2 at the beginning of her pregnancy. At 32 week gestation, she began her prenatal care and was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. Her blood glucose levels and oral glucose tolerance test were shown 90 mg/dL in fasting condition and 195 mg/dL and 163 mg/dL after one and two hours, respectively. She was advised to consume a ‘no-white, no-sugar, and low-carbohydrate diet’ while managing her weight gain during the rest of her pregnancy...

Still sussing out bartleby?

Check out a sample textbook solution.

See a sample solution

The Solution to Your Study Problems

Bartleby provides explanations to thousands of textbook problems written by our experts, many with advanced degrees!

Get Started

Additional Science Solutions

Find more solutions based on key concepts

Show solutions add

The nervous system cannot use fat as fuel. T F

Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies - Standalone book (MindTap Course List)

What is ion pairing?

Chemistry: An Atoms First Approach

What is physically exchanged during crossing over?

Human Heredity: Principles and Issues (MindTap Course List)

45. Name each alkyne:

Chemistry In Focus

List two structural differences between sphingolipids and phosphoglycerides.

Chemistry for Today: General, Organic, and Biochemistry

A 10.0-kg block is released from rest at point in Figure P8.63. The track is frictionless except for the porti...

Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Technology Update (No access codes included)

Today, what do we call the Aristotelean violent motion?

Foundations of Astronomy (MindTap Course List)

Whats an invertebrate?

Oceanography: An Invitation To Marine Science, Loose-leaf Versin

Complete the following table:

Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity