How is gestational diabetes diagnosed?

Q: How is gestational diabetes diagnosed?

A: Around 20 weeks, pregnant women are given a standard glucose screening that consists of swallowing a concentrated glucose substance and having blood sugar levels tested one hour later. If elevated blood sugar levels are detected, a more thorough glucose tolerance test will be given, which involves an overnight fast, drinking another glucose beverage, and more blood work.


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