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People who are pregnant and are not already diagnosed with diabetes should be tested. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends testing after the 24th week of pregnancy.footnote 1 The American Diabetes Association recommends testing between the 24th and 28th weeks of pregnancy.footnote 2
Even though your gestational diabetes will probably go away after your baby is born, you are at risk for having the condition again. You are also at risk for having type 2 diabetes.
You may also have a follow-up glucose tolerance test 4 to 12 weeks after your baby is born or after you stop breastfeeding.
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (2021). Screening for gestational diabetes: Updated evidence report and systematic review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. JAMA, 326(6): 539–562. DOI: 10.1001/jama.2021.10404. Accessed August 17, 2021.
American Diabetes Association (2022). Standards of medical care in diabetes—2022. Diabetes Care, 45(Suppl 1): S1–S259. Accessed January 3, 2022.
Current as of:
April 13, 2022
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Kathleen Romito MD - Family MedicineAdam Husney MD - Family MedicineFemi Olatunbosun MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Current as of: April 13, 2022
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Femi Olatunbosun MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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