Diagnostic Tests for Gestational diabetes


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Diagnostic Test list for Gestational diabetes: The list of diagnostic tests mentioned in various sources as used in the diagnosis of Gestational diabetes includes:

Tests and diagnosis discussion for Gestational diabetes: Testing for Diabetes During Pregnancy The expert panel also suggested a change in the testing for diabetes during pregnancy, stating that women at low risk for gestational diabetes do not need to be tested. This low-risk group includes women who are

  • Younger than 25 years of age.

  • At normal body weight.

  • Without a family history of diabetes.

  • Not members of a high-risk ethnic group.

All women who are not in the low-risk category should be tested for gestational diabetes during the 24th to 28th weeks of pregnancy. The testing procedure requires drinking a glucose drink and measuring blood glucose 1 hour later. If the blood glucose value is 140 mg/dL or greater, the woman should be evaluated further.1

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Diabetes Diagnosis: NIDDK

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