Diagnostic Tests for Gestational diabetes
Gestational diabetes: Diagnostic Tests
The list of diagnostic tests
mentioned in various sources as
used in the diagnosis of Gestational diabetes
- Test for the mother
- Tests for the baby
Home Diagnostic Testing
These home medical tests may be relevant to Gestational diabetes:
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. (Source: excerpt from Diabetes Diagnosis: NIDDK
Diagnosis of Gestational diabetes: medical news summaries:
The following medical news items
are relevant to diagnosis of Gestational diabetes: