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Gestational Diabetes

Screening and Tests for Gestational Diabetes

Routine screening and testing for gestational diabetes occurs when women are between 24 and 28 weeks pregnant. After learning about a patient’s medical history and conducting a physical exam, doctors use a glucose screening test to see if the blood glucose level is higher than what is normal for pregnancy. It involves drinking a specialized glucose drink, and measuring the blood glucose level fasting, then after one hour and again after another hour.
 
If the glucose level during this test is high, a specialized diet will be recommended and another glucose test will be performed a few days later.
 
Learn more about how these tests detect gestational diabetes. 

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