Khamis, 19 Mei 2011

Meal Glucose Tolerance Test (MGTT)

All pregnant women are recommended to take the glucose tolerance screening test to check for gestational diabetes. About four percent of all women who take the screening test will be diagnosed with gestational diabetes, which is diabetes that develops during pregnancy. This condition can be dangerous to the health of the fetus and cause it to become too big for a natural delivery. For these reasons, it essential to control gestational diabetes.

According to the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse, some doctors will perform the fasting blood glucose and ask you to refrain from eating anything and drinking only water during the eight hours preceding the test. These tests are often done first thing in the morning so you don't actually have to fast for any significant part of your day. Eating before the test may skew the results and show higher levels of glucose in your system.

Foods High In Sugar
Health Scout tells women awaiting the glucose tolerance screening test to avoid foods that are high in sugar as the test approaches. A positive test result means that it is difficult for your body to absorb all of the food she is consuming and turn it into glucose, the fuel for cells. Less sugar in your diet may help you avoid this diagnosis because you are giving your body less sugar to absorb.

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