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Gestational Diabetes

Oral Glucose Tolerance Test

Women with gestational diabetes are diagnosed using a modified Oral Glucose Tolerance Test. To begin, a beverage containing 100 grams glucose is consumed. Blood is drawn every hour for 3 hours.

Gestational diabetes is diagnosed if two or more plasma glucose levels equal or exceed these plasma glucose levels:

Time
Plasma Glucose
Fasting
105 mg/dl
1 hour
190 mg/dl
2 hour
165 mg/dl
3 hour
145 mg/dl

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