Diet and Nutrition

Lowering Risk of Gestational Diabetes with a Healthy Diet and Normal Weight

Testing and Diagnosis

Test of Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes testing takes place after 24 to 28 weeks of pregnancy. People with increased risk for gestational diabetes can test for diabetes on the first visit to a doctor.

Diagnosis of gestational diabetes

A blood test is required before deciding if someone has gestational diabetes. There are oral glucose test, glucose challenge test or both. The test shows how the body uses glucose.