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General question - HCG levels?

Discussion in 'Pregnancy' started by Diabetic_Panda, Feb 25, 2019.

  1. Diabetic_Panda

    Diabetic_Panda Type 1 · Member

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    Hi all,

    Just a general question that I've been wondering about ... can your blood sugar levels affect the outcome of a pregnancy test? For example would high blood sugar cause the test not to pick up on the HCG hormone?

    TIA x
  2. Tilly_S

    Tilly_S Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    No it wouldn’t do ..high hba isn’t good around conception though , do you know what yours is ?
  3. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse · Well-Known Member

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    If someone had such high blood glucose levels that glucose was spilling over into the urine, this would result in them producing large quantities of dilute urine due to an osmotic effect. In which case it is theoretically possible that the HCG levels would be too low to detect in a normal pregnancy test. Normally, early morning urine is used for the test as this is the most concentrated, but someone losing glucose in their urine cannot produce concentrated urine.
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