How do you know if you have gestational diabetes?
A blood test called a glucose tolerance test is the way to learn if you might have gestational diabetes. This evaluation is done between the 24-26 weeks of pregnancy. This should be done in the morning after an overnight fast (no food or fluid with calories) of at least 8 hours. You'll be asked to drink a glucose (sugar) solution.
The test results are derived from the 3 blood glucose levels
92 - before drinking the glucose solution
180 - one hour after drinking the glucose
153 - two hours after drinking the glucose
You have gestational diabetes, if your blood glucose level is equivalent to or higher than any one of these degrees. Communicate with your physician about your results.
What occurs after pregnancy?
Gestational diabetes usually goes away after pregnancy. You could get gestational diabetes in future pregnancies. Some women with gestational diabetes get Type. To reduce risk for Type 2 diabetes later in life, do the following:
Keep your weight standard.
Eat foods that are healthful.
Are you in danger for diabetes?
You might be at an increased risk for diabetes if you are described by among the following:
Pregnant and over 25 years old
Overweight before getting pregnant
Family history of diabetes
African American, Hispanic, Asian, Pacific Islander, or Native American
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