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Gestational Diabetes Screening During Pregnancy

Were You Screened For Gestational Diabetes While Pregnant?

Expectant women are usually screened for gestational diabetes during their 24th to 28th week of pregnancy. If the mom-to-be has other risk factors, she may be tested sooner. But, a new report revealed that not all impending mothers are undergoing the screening. It said:

A study of almost a million women suggests that about a third of pregnant women are not screened for gestational diabetes, and that the number now reported with the condition — about 135,000 cases a year, according to the American Diabetes Association— would almost double if recently proposed international screening recommendations, still under discussion, are confirmed in the coming months.

Additionally, it advised that women who have gestational diabetes should be tested in the postpartum phase since they are at risk for long-term diabetes. Were you screened while with child?

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