Monday Moments ~ Glucose Tolerance Test

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Pregnant women can develop a condition known as Gestational Diabetes (diabetes brought on by pregnancy) that can cause risk to both a mother and her baby. A glucose tolerance test is a common types of testing for potential gestational diabetes.

There are several different tests that are intended to identify gestational diabetes in women who are expecting. The first, which is called the Glucose Challenge Screening, is a preliminary screening test usually performed between 26-28 weeks. If a woman tests positive during the test, the second test, called the Glucose Tolerance Test, may be performed. This test will diagnose whether diabetes exists or not by indicating whether or not the body is using glucose effectively.

Have you gone through the Glucose Tolerance Test? If so, what were your results? Share with us!