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.

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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.
Hypoglycaemia. No, I would consider this test to be within normal limits unless you had symptoms of hypogycaemia such as dizziness or feeling faint.

3hr glucose test. Hour 1 and 2 were high. Do I have gestational diabetes?

Yes. Gestational diabetes is defined by 2 of the test values being high on the 3 hour gtt. Your doctor will help you come up with a regimen for checking your blood sugar and modifying your diet.

I am currently 36 weeks pregnant, afi 22 cm, baby 6 lbs 15 oz at 33weeks, passed 3 hour glucose test, barely failed one hour, gestational diabetes or.?

Big baby. If your baby is symmetrically large, you may just have a big baby. If the abdominal circumference is large in relation to the rest of the baby, talk to your OB about the best method for delivery.

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.

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!
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.

What are oral glucose test alternatives for gestational diabetes?

Not sure. What you're asking. The limited GTT is the gold standard for detecting gestational diabetes. Elevated blood sugars through other testing are also potentially useful, but some sort of testing is essential.