Glucose screening test

The oral glucose tolerance screening (oGTT) is a test used during pregnancy to check women for gestational diabetes. This test is one of the special checks we offer in our antenatal care and is carried out between the 24th and the 28th week of pregnancy. Risk factors for gestational diabetes are severe maternal obesity, Typ II diabetes in the family or increased amniotic fluid. To ensure accurate results of the glucose tolerance test it is necessary for the patient not to eat twelve hours prior to the test. The patient is then required to drink 75g of glucose solution and based on blood tests, it is then observed how the body processes this certain amount of glucose. By abnormal results we will work together providing all necessary treatment to manage the condition, for example dietary changes or insulin.