The main reason for glucose challenge test is to detect gestational diabetes between 24th to 28th weeks of pregnancy.
If you are at high risk for gestational diabetes due to obesity, a family history of diabetes, personal history o gestational diabetes or other factors you can do this test as early as your first prenatal visit.
Rather than gestational diabetes, you may have pre-existing type 2 diabetes that was not previously recognized if you have abnormal results early in pregnancy.
Gestational diabetes can lead to various pregnancy complications such as excess fetal growth or preeclampsia that can increase the risk of C-section delivery or birth injuries if there is no careful management, but in most cases women who have gestational diabetes deliver healthy babies.
3 Potential Risks
Most women don’t have side effects or complications after glucose challenge test.
But there are few potential risks, some may feel, sweaty, nausea, light-headed after this test.
4 Preparing for your Procedure
In preparing for your glucose challenge test, you can normally drink and eat.
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