Easy Ways to Manage Gestational Diabetes & Who are at Risk of Getting it

Updated: Mar 18, 2019


Pregnancy is filled with happy milestones, as well as loads of tests to get done, one of which is the 75 Oral Glucose Tolerance Test. Pregnancy is filled with happy milestones, as well as loads of tests to get done, one of which is the 75 Oral Glucose Tolerance Test.


This is usually done between 24-28 weeks of pregnancy, but in some cases it's done earlier.



You will not be permitted to eat or drink anything for 12-14 hours prior to the test, so it is best to schedule the test for first thing in the morning.


Additionally, you should plan to have someone drive you to and from the test, since your energy levels may be low and there is a slight possibility you may feel light headed.


When you arrive, a nurse will draw blood to measure your baseline “fasting blood glucose level”. You will be asked to drink a concentrated solution of Glucose. You are not allowed to vomit, eat or drink until the test is completely performed. Your blood