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How is an oral glucose tolerance test done if you are pregnant?

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When you're pregnant, a blood glucose level of 140 mg/dL or higher is abnormal. Your doctor will recommend that you take a three-hour oral glucose tolerance test. During this longer test, you'll have blood drawn before you drink a sugary solution. Then you'll have your blood tested every hour for three hours.

SOURCES:  

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Diabetes."

American Association for Clinical Chemistry: "Glucose Tests."

American Diabetes Association: "Diagnosing Diabetes and Learning About Prediabetes," "How to Treat Gestational Diabetes."

CDC: "Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT) Procedures Manual."

Cleveland Clinic: "Oral glucose tolerance test during pregnancy."

Dartmouth-Hitchcock: "Oral Glucose Tolerance Test."

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Step 1: Learn About Diabetes."

PubMed Health: "Glucose tolerance tests: What exactly do they involve?"

St. Joseph-Mercy Hospital: "Preparing for the Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (Adults)."

Mayo Clinic, “Glucose tolerance test,” “Triglycerides, why do they matter?” . Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

Johns Hopkins Medicine, “What is the pancreas?”

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on November 14, 2018

SOURCES:  

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Diabetes."

American Association for Clinical Chemistry: "Glucose Tests."

American Diabetes Association: "Diagnosing Diabetes and Learning About Prediabetes," "How to Treat Gestational Diabetes."

CDC: "Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT) Procedures Manual."

Cleveland Clinic: "Oral glucose tolerance test during pregnancy."

Dartmouth-Hitchcock: "Oral Glucose Tolerance Test."

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Step 1: Learn About Diabetes."

PubMed Health: "Glucose tolerance tests: What exactly do they involve?"

St. Joseph-Mercy Hospital: "Preparing for the Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (Adults)."

Mayo Clinic, “Glucose tolerance test,” “Triglycerides, why do they matter?” . Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

Johns Hopkins Medicine, “What is the pancreas?”

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on November 14, 2018

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