Hormones produced by the placenta induce an environment of stress producing an insulin resistant state in the mother (see insulin resistance under Type 2 Diabetes).
Gestational Diabetes Screening Test:
drinking a 50-gram oral glucose solution followed by a 1-hour blood glucose test.
If result is equal to or greater than 140 mg/dl, further testing required.
Diagnostic Test for Gestational Diabetes:
drinking 100-gram oral glucose solution after an 8 hour fast
blood sugar test at 1, 2, and 3 hours after
positive diagnosis requires that any two of the four glucose values obtained during the test meet or exceed the following values:
– Fasting – 105 mg/dl
– 1-hour – 190 mg/dl
– 2-hour – 165 mg/dl
– 3-hour – 145 mg/dl
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