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Gestational Diabetes Screening is a blood test to measure the level of sugar or glucose in blood and is recommended between 24 and 28 weeks of pregnancy Sugar test may be done earlier if you have a high glucose level in your urine during your routine prenatal visits, or if you have a high risk for diabetes. Most of the time, a normal result for the glucose screening test is a blood sugar that is equal to or less than 140 mg/dL (7.8 mmol/L) 1 hour after drinking the glucose solution. A normal result means you DO NOT have gestational diabetes. The diabetes during pregnancy is different from the normal diabetes called as gestational diabetes, which is routinely screened for in the second trimester.

Gestational Diabetes Screening cost ranges between Rs.330/- to Rs.360/- depending on the type of lab that you are choosing. At Parentlane you can get this test booked with NABL accredited labs at the comfort of your home, get the best deal by comparing prices from leading partners and consult with experts for free as well.

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What is a glucose tolerance test?

Glucose tolerance test or oral glucose tolerance test is done to measure how your body responds to sugar(glucose). Normally when a person consumes sugary foods, the blood sugar level rises and returns back to normal once the sugar is absorbed by the body, but in a diabetic person the sugar level remains high. During pregnancy, a modified version of glucose tolerance test is used to diagnose gestational diabetes which is a type of diabetes developed during pregnancy. The test can tell whether you have gestational diabetes, or you are at risk of it. Women who are diagnosed with this condition may not have diabetes before pregnancy. It develops in late pregnancy mostly after the 24th week.

Why is Glucose tolerance test done?

  • To diagnose existing type 2 diabetes
  • To diagnose preexisting type 2 diabetes in during pregnancy
  • To diagnose gestational diabetes
  • To avoid complications like preeclampsia, excess growth of fetus
  • To reduce risk of birth injuries
  • To reduce chances of C-section delivery due to complications

What does glucose tolerance test measure?

The glucose tolerance test measures the amount of glucose left in your bloodstream after fasting and then consuming a sugary drink at a fixed interval. When a healthy person consumes sugary drinks, blood sugar level rises, but after the glucose is absorbed by the body the blood sugar level becomes normal, but in diabetic people the blood sugar level remains high. In pregnant women, body is unable to produce required insulin.

How is the Glucose tolerance test performed?

Between 24 and 28th  week of pregnancy, a one-hour glucose challenge test is done to screen gestational diabetes in low-risk pregnant women. In this test, you will be given a sugary drink to consume, your blood sample will be collected and tested after one hour for the result. If one hour glucose challenge test value is suspicious or shows that you are at risk, then a three-hour test is advised. You may need to spend at least 3 hours in the hospital during the glucose tolerance test.

 

What you need to do before the Glucose tolerance test?

You may need to fast at least eight hours before the glucose tolerance test. You can only consume water in these 8 hours. Usually, tests are scheduled in the morning. Follow your doctors’ advice on the diet you need to take before fasting. It will consist of at least 150 grams carbohydrates.

During the Glucose tolerance test :

The phlebotomist will draw a small amount of blood from the vein, mostly from the arm. After collecting the first blood sample, you will be given a bottle of glucose solution to drink  which contains up to 100 grams of glucose. Your blood glucose level is tested one, two and third hour after drinking the glucose solution

How to read the Glucose tolerance test result?

 For 1 hour test

Your blood glucose test should be lower than 140 mg/dL, if it is higher than 140 mg/dL after a 1 hour test you will be advised to take a 3-hour test.

 For 3-hour test

Normal fasting level glucose level > 95 mg/dL

  • One hour after drinking the solution, normal glucose level >180 mg/dL.
  • Two hours after drinking the solution, normal glucose level >155 mg/dL.
  • Three hours after drinking the solution, normal glucose level >140 mg/dL.

 If any one result is higher than normal, then you may need to take the test again in four weeks. If two or more results are higher than normal, then you are gestational diabetic.

FAQs

Who needs to take a glucose tolerance test during pregnancy?

Though anybody can get gestational diabetes, you may need to take the test in the below cases where your BMI is obese, you have previous history of gestational diabetes, you have family history, your age is over 35 or 40, you have twin or multiple pregnancy or you are diagnosed with certain conditions like PCOS

Which week is the glucose tolerance test done?

Glucose tolerance test is done in 24-28th week, you may be advised to get it done earlier depending on the concern.

Is a glucose tolerance test safe during pregnancy?

It is very safe during pregnancy. It will not affect your pregnancy health or your baby’s health.

How should I prepare for the glucose tolerance test?

Eat and drink normally before fasting, do an 8-hour fasting, typically in the night and go for the test in the morning.

What to do if I am diagnosed with gestational diabetes?

You can manage the condition to an extent with proper diet and lifestyle changes. Take advice from experts before trying to manage it by yourself.

What are the types of glucose tolerance tests?

Glucose challenge test and glucose tolerance test.

Are there any possible side effects during the glucose tolerance test?

Some people may feel nauseous, vomiting, headache or bloated.

What to do if I am diagnosed with gestational diabetes?

If you are diagnosed with gestational diabetes, your doctor will advise on lifestyle changes, specific diet and medications that you need to follow to manage the condition.

Will diabetes go away once I deliver?

Yes, gestational diabetes may go away after delivery, but you need to keep testing every 1-3 years to be on the safer side.

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What is a glucose tolerance test?

Glucose tolerance test or oral glucose tolerance test is done to measure how your body responds to sugar(glucose). Normally when a person consumes sugary foods, the blood sugar level rises and returns back to normal once the sugar is absorbed by the body, but in a diabetic person the sugar level remains high. During pregnancy, a modified version of glucose tolerance test is used to diagnose gestational diabetes which is a type of diabetes developed during pregnancy. The test can tell whether you have gestational diabetes, or you are at risk of it. Women who are diagnosed with this condition may not have diabetes before pregnancy. It develops in late pregnancy mostly after the 24th week.

Why is Glucose tolerance test done?

  • To diagnose existing type 2 diabetes
  • To diagnose preexisting type 2 diabetes in during pregnancy
  • To diagnose gestational diabetes
  • To avoid complications like preeclampsia, excess growth of fetus
  • To reduce risk of birth injuries
  • To reduce chances of C-section delivery due to complications

What does glucose tolerance test measure?

The glucose tolerance test measures the amount of glucose left in your bloodstream after fasting and then consuming a sugary drink at a fixed interval. When a healthy person consumes sugary drinks, blood sugar level rises, but after the glucose is absorbed by the body the blood sugar level becomes normal, but in diabetic people the blood sugar level remains high. In pregnant women, body is unable to produce required insulin.

How is the Glucose tolerance test performed?

Between 24 and 28th  week of pregnancy, a one-hour glucose challenge test is done to screen gestational diabetes in low-risk pregnant women. In this test, you will be given a sugary drink to consume, your blood sample will be collected and tested after one hour for the result. If one hour glucose challenge test value is suspicious or shows that you are at risk, then a three-hour test is advised. You may need to spend at least 3 hours in the hospital during the glucose tolerance test.

 

What you need to do before the Glucose tolerance test?

You may need to fast at least eight hours before the glucose tolerance test. You can only consume water in these 8 hours. Usually, tests are scheduled in the morning. Follow your doctors’ advice on the diet you need to take before fasting. It will consist of at least 150 grams carbohydrates.

During the Glucose tolerance test :

The phlebotomist will draw a small amount of blood from the vein, mostly from the arm. After collecting the first blood sample, you will be given a bottle of glucose solution to drink  which contains up to 100 grams of glucose. Your blood glucose level is tested one, two and third hour after drinking the glucose solution

How to read the Glucose tolerance test result?

 For 1 hour test

Your blood glucose test should be lower than 140 mg/dL, if it is higher than 140 mg/dL after a 1 hour test you will be advised to take a 3-hour test.

 For 3-hour test

Normal fasting level glucose level > 95 mg/dL

  • One hour after drinking the solution, normal glucose level >180 mg/dL.
  • Two hours after drinking the solution, normal glucose level >155 mg/dL.
  • Three hours after drinking the solution, normal glucose level >140 mg/dL.

 If any one result is higher than normal, then you may need to take the test again in four weeks. If two or more results are higher than normal, then you are gestational diabetic.

FAQs

Who needs to take a glucose tolerance test during pregnancy?

Though anybody can get gestational diabetes, you may need to take the test in the below cases where your BMI is obese, you have previous history of gestational diabetes, you have family history, your age is over 35 or 40, you have twin or multiple pregnancy or you are diagnosed with certain conditions like PCOS

Which week is the glucose tolerance test done?

Glucose tolerance test is done in 24-28th week, you may be advised to get it done earlier depending on the concern.

Is a glucose tolerance test safe during pregnancy?

It is very safe during pregnancy. It will not affect your pregnancy health or your baby’s health.

How should I prepare for the glucose tolerance test?

Eat and drink normally before fasting, do an 8-hour fasting, typically in the night and go for the test in the morning.

What to do if I am diagnosed with gestational diabetes?

You can manage the condition to an extent with proper diet and lifestyle changes. Take advice from experts before trying to manage it by yourself.

What are the types of glucose tolerance tests?

Glucose challenge test and glucose tolerance test.

Are there any possible side effects during the glucose tolerance test?

Some people may feel nauseous, vomiting, headache or bloated.

What to do if I am diagnosed with gestational diabetes?

If you are diagnosed with gestational diabetes, your doctor will advise on lifestyle changes, specific diet and medications that you need to follow to manage the condition.

Will diabetes go away once I deliver?

Yes, gestational diabetes may go away after delivery, but you need to keep testing every 1-3 years to be on the safer side.

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