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Do I need a test for gestational diabetes?

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Dr. Eugene Louie-Ng
Obstetrics & Gynecology
13 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Eugene Louie-Ng
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Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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