Common Tests During Pregnancy

One of the things you may not be expecting while you are expecting is the number, and variety, of tests you will undergo while pregnant. ... read more »

Oral Glucose tolerance test OGTT (When not pregnant)

The glucose tolerance test is a laboratory method to check how the body breaks down (metabolizes) sugar. How the Test is Performed ... read more »

How to Know if You Have Diabetes During Pregnancy in 12 Steps

Diabetes, the tendency to have increased blood sugars, is among the most common medical conditions in pregnancy. ... read more »

2-Hour Glucose Tolerance Test During Pregnancy

In some cases, the 2-hour glucose tolerance test may be used in place of the 1-hour glucose tolerance test during pregnancy, and the protocol is basically the same. ... read more »

Glucose Challenge Test In Pregnancy

The glucose challenge test measures blood glucose levels and can ... read more »

Does the Dawn Phenomenon Affect Pregnant Women?

Researchers from Western Reserve University recently concluded that a rise in GH is noted in pregnant women, but that rise does not cause an increase in blood glucose. ... read more »

Gestational Diabetes Screening in Singletons and Twins

A study published in the Journal of Maternal, Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, claims 50 gram glucose challenge testing results in an increased number of false-positive tests in twin pregnancies. ... read more »

Newborn Weight and Visceral Adiposity in Pregnancy

There is a clear connection between maternal obesity during pregnancy, risk of gestational diabetes and fetal macrosomia. Researchers in Brazil recently completed a study on the impact of visceral adipose tissue (VAT) depth in pregnancy. ... read more »

3-Hour Glucose Tolerance Test GTT During Pregnancy

The 3-hour glucose tolerance test GTT is used during pregnancy to rule out or diagnose gestational diabetes. ... read more »

Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes, commonly referred to as juvenile diabetes, is typically diagnosed in children or young adults, though diagnosis can occur in any stage of life. Of the nearly 26 million people in the United States with diabetes, only 5% have type 1 diabetes. ... read more »

Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes is a condition unique to pregnant women. During pregnancy, the body becomes intolerant to glucose causing a temporary condition similar to mild forms type 1 or type 2 diabetes. ... read more »

Beta Cell Function Decline and Glucose Intolerance

Researchers from the Department of Internal Medicine at Keio University in Tokyo recently published a study in the Journal of Endocrinology regarding a possible cause or contributing factor in gestational diabetes. ... read more »

What Is a Glucose Challenge Test?

Before and during pregnancy there is usually a two-step approach to diagnosing diabetes: Glucose Challenge Test (GCT) and Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT). ... read more »

Is it OK for a midwife to offer an alternative glucose test?

Before I became a midwife myself, I used one for my second baby. I was so relieved that I didn’t have to drink “that drink”! I was instructed to eat a sandwich and drink some juice for my glucose tolerance test. ... read more »