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what blood draw schedule is needed for gestational diabetes?

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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 47 years experience
Gestational diabetes: Checking your blood sugars with gestational diabetes is a way to ensure that they are normal. Blood sugars are usually checked 2 hrs after eating and may also include a blood sugar just before eating. Check with your doctor.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Fasting, 2-hour post: Fasting morning blood glucose check and 2-hour postprandial (i.e. After breakfast, lunch and dinner) checks are typically used to assess diabetic control in pregnancy.

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Last updated Dec 9, 2013

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