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When do I need an oral glucose tolerance test?

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You might need an oral glucose tolerance test if you:

A shorter version of this test is done between the 24th and 28th week of pregnancy to see whether you have gestational diabetes. It's called the oral glucose challenge test.

  • Are overweight or obese
  • Have a close family member with diabetes
  • Have high blood pressure
  • Have high triglycerides (a type of fat in your blood)
  • Have polycystic ovarian syndrome (which causes menstrual problems)
  • Delivered a baby who weighed more than 9 pounds
  • Had gestational diabetes during a past pregnancy

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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