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6 Effective Treatment Plan for Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes acquires at some stage in pregnancy.  Gestational diabetes is the reason of becoming the blood sugar content in high level affecting the pregnancy as well as the health condition of the baby inside the womb.  However, mothers-to-be may able to manage gestational diabetes by having healthy diet, doing physical activities regularly and medication, if only required.  Healthy pregnancy can be obtained by taking good care of yourself thus making also the baby healthy. Continue reading

2 hour glucose tolerance test

The glucose tolerance test is a laboratory method to check how the body breaks down (metabolizes) sugar.

How the Test is Performed

The most common glucose tolerance test is the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT). You cannot eat or drink anything after midnight before the test. For the test, you will be asked to drink a liquid containing a certain amount of glucose. Your blood will be taken before you do this, and again every 30 to 60 minutes after you drink the solution. The test takes up to 3 hours. Continue reading