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A 33-year-old member asked:

How is gestational diabetes diagnosed?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Glucose tolerance: Gestational diabetes is diagnosed with a glucose tolerance test, more precisely, 1 hour glucose tolerance test. That implies taking a 75 gram glucose load (usually a sweetened drink is served) and measurement of glucose 1 hour after that. The test doesn't need to be done on empty stomach. If abnormal, it is followed by the 3 hour glucose tolerance test that is done on empty stomach.
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Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 38 years experience
Lab tests: Check blood glucose and Insulin and do glucose tolerance test.
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A 45-year-old member asked:

What do you advise if i've been diagnosed with gestational diabetes but i'm sure i don't have it?

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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
Get educated!!: If md says you fit criteria, even with no symptoms, it must be treated aggressively to avoid fetal/maternal mortality/ morbidity if you don't trust that md, get second opinion but untreated , if you do have it, is a travesty, untreated.
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