Sep 12, 2010

Oral Glucose Tolerance Test

The oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) is scheduled tomorrow morning at eight. I have to fast starting 9:00 P.M. tonight until 11:00 A.M. tomorrow. This test is to check if I have gestational diabetes.

According to WebMD website, OGTT is done to measure the body's ability to use a type of sugar, called glucose, that is the body's main source of energy. It is most commonly done to check for diabetes that occurs with pregnancy (called gestational diabetes).

All pregnant patients should be screened for gestational diabetes during their pregnancy. OGTT is generally given between the 24th and 28th week of pregnancy. I am 26 weeks on the way now so my OB-GYN scheduled me for the test. Surely, I will be starving after the screening. I should bring food to eat as soon as I am done with it.

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