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What test do doctors conduct to see if I have gestational diabetes?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Glucose testing

Between 24-28 weeks you will be given a 50g glucose drink.
Your glucose level will be checked 1 hr later to see how your body responds. It sounds like alot of sugar, but it is roughly equal to 10 jelly beans. If you pass this test you do not have gestational diabetes. If you fail this test you will have to do a 100 g fasting 3 hr glucose test to diagnose diabetes.

In brief: Glucose testing

Between 24-28 weeks you will be given a 50g glucose drink.
Your glucose level will be checked 1 hr later to see how your body responds. It sounds like alot of sugar, but it is roughly equal to 10 jelly beans. If you pass this test you do not have gestational diabetes. If you fail this test you will have to do a 100 g fasting 3 hr glucose test to diagnose diabetes.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: One hour sugar test

Normally women are given a sugar drink and then their blood sugar level is checked one hour after.

In brief: One hour sugar test

Normally women are given a sugar drink and then their blood sugar level is checked one hour after.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. Richard Chudacoff
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: 1 hour glucose test

Around 28 weeks a one hour glucose test is performed.
If the level is high a three hours glucose tolerance test is performed. If that test comes back abnormal a diagnosis of gestational diabetes is given.

In brief: 1 hour glucose test

Around 28 weeks a one hour glucose test is performed.
If the level is high a three hours glucose tolerance test is performed. If that test comes back abnormal a diagnosis of gestational diabetes is given.
Dr. Richard Chudacoff
Dr. Richard Chudacoff
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Dr. Jaime Lopez
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Glucose test

Your doctor will decide which test is correct for you, and when it should be performed.
But there is a new diabetes test in pregnancy that you may be given, \. The consists of a fasting blood sugar following a midnite fast, drinking 73 grams of glucola, and having blood drawn 1 and 2 hours later.

In brief: Glucose test

Your doctor will decide which test is correct for you, and when it should be performed.
But there is a new diabetes test in pregnancy that you may be given, \. The consists of a fasting blood sugar following a midnite fast, drinking 73 grams of glucola, and having blood drawn 1 and 2 hours later.
Dr. Jaime Lopez
Dr. Jaime Lopez
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