A 45-year-old member asked:
Do i need a test for gestational diabetes?
2 doctor answers • 18 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Yes: The american college of obstetrics and gynecology recommends that you take this test sometime between 24-28 weeks. They also recognize that if you are very low risk, you may not necessarily need to take this. Talk to your doctor to see what your risk level is.
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Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 15 years experience
Yes: Diabetes screening should be a routine part of prenatal care for all pregnant women- if you are seeing an ob/gyn they should schedule this test midway through your pregnancy.
This, of course, assumes you're pregnant. If you're planning pregnancy, there is no test to predict gdm precisely beforehand.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Is ac1 glycohemoglobin the best test for gestational diabetes?
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Endocrinology 33 years experience
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A 36-year-old member asked:
I am puzzled about gestational diabetes test?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Endocrinology 52 years experience
There are: Fixed definitions of blood sugars that make the diagnosis if you have it
valuable, as appropriate therapy can reduce adverse outcomes to mom, fetus, and infant when born.
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