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when will my doctor test me for gestational diabetes?

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Dr. Eugene Louie-Ng
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
At 24-28 weeks: Generally, it is recommended to screen for diabetes in pregnancy at between 24-28 weeks. However, if someone had gestational diabetes in a prior pregnancy, it may be advisable to recommend testing as early as 14 weeks in addition to the usual screen.
Answered on Oct 5, 2013
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Dr. Andrew Villa
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Between 26-28 weeks: Generally pregnant moms with no risk factors for diabetes have a 1 hour glucose screen completed between 26-28 weeks. Women with risk factors for diabetes are screened earlier.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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