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How is gestational diabetes diagnosed?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Dr. Fred Harvey
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: Lab tests

Check blood glucose and Insulin and do glucose tolerance test.

In brief: Lab tests

Check blood glucose and Insulin and do glucose tolerance test.
Dr. Fred Harvey
Dr. Fred Harvey
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