Is ac1 glycohemoglobin the best test for gestational diabetes?

No. Gestational diabetes testing involves a screeing test with 50 grams of glucose in liquid, then checking the blood sugar level an hour later. If that level is too high, then a formal glucose tolerance test should be done (several hours long). An A1c level of glycohemoglobin which is elevated would be suspicious for gestational diabetes, but it's not the preferred diagnostic test.

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Do I need a test for gestational diabetes?

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. Read more...
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. Read more...

Whats the 3 hr glucose test for gestational diabetes?

A Drink/Bloodwork. Some obs do this at their office, or you go to a lab. The test is done first thing in the morning after you have not eaten overnight. They draw your blood to check the "fasting" (pre-breakfast) blood sugar, then you drink a bottle of liquid with 75 grams of sugar. Blood is drawn at 1, 2, and 3 hours after the drink. If 2 of 4 levels are elevated then you'll be diagnosed with gestational diabetes. Read more...

Does everyone need a 3 hour glucose tolerace test for gestational diabetes?

Newer recommendation. Is that non-diabetic pregnant women undergo a 2-hour 75-gram oral glucose tolerance test at 24-28 weeks of gestation. Women should be fasting for this test, and a fasting glucose level should be included. If any one of the following values are abnormal, you have gestational diabetes: fasting at 92 or above (mg/dl), one-hour at 180 or above, two-hour at 153 or above. Read more...

Can I have a false screening test for gestational diabetes?

Yes. That is why the initial screening test for gestational diabetes (commonly known as the 1hr glucose test) is always followed up by a more extensive 3 hour test if the first one is positive. Read more...

1 hr glucose test for gestational diabetes came back at 68mg/dl. What does this mean? Is that low?

Only high matters. Hi. That's normal. Only high results matter. Have a good pregnancy! Eat healthy and exercise for life! Read more...
Gestational diabetes. Did they do one step or two step approach? What are the other values at 2nd and 3rd hour? 1 hr glucose at 68 sounds good and normal.Based on National Diabetes Data group ,Glucose concentration greater than or equal to these values at TWO or more time points is a positive test.Fasting-105,One hr-190,2hr-165,3hr- 145.Hope this helps. Read more...

I read that anything under 70mg/dl on the one hour glucose test for gestational diabetes is low and means hypoglycemia. Mine is 66. What does this mean?

NOT hypoglycemia. Hi. Please believe me, you're fine. The OGTT is ONLY designed to detect high blood sugar. Yours is stone-cold normal. Don't worry. . Read more...
Hypoglycaemia. No, I would consider this test to be within normal limits unless you had symptoms of hypogycaemia such as dizziness or feeling faint. Read more...

Due to an eating disorder, I don't want to take the glucose tolerance test for gestational diabetes -50 g of sugar/ 200 calories. Any other options?

Eating disorder. Let your doctor know your illness and get help so you will get better and give birth to a healthy child. You and the infant need you to be well. Read more...