This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.
This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.View Full Document
Unformatted text preview: Diagnosis Gestational Diabetes diagnosed at 24 to 28 weeks of gestation on the basis of elevated plasma glucose levels on oral glucose tolerance testing(OGTT). Steps for OGTT: 1. The women fasts for 12hours, and then measure her serum fasting glucose levels 2. The women then drink 75mg of glucose 3. Blood glucose levels are measured at 30, 60, 90 and 120 minutes. If more than 7.8mmol/L after 2 hrs = GDM. Remember all those who develop GDM have a 40-60% greater chance of developing DM in later life. It is possible to have chemical DM in which the OGTT is at a level for diabetes but there are no symptoms this has the same affects upon the foetus as symptomatic DM....
View Full Document
This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10