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Oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) in women with a history of gestational diabetes

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  • a woman with a history of gestational diabetes should have an oral glucose tolerance test 6-12 weeks post-delivery (1,2)
  • there is an increased risk of development of type 2 diabetes in this group of patients (see linked item). Annual fasting glucose levels should be undertaken to screen for development of type 2 diabetes


  1. Personal Communication. Dr Aresh Anwar, Consultant Diabetologist, Coventry Teaching Primary Care Trust (March 2006).
  2. Diabetes UK. Recommendations for the management of pregnant women with diabetes (including gestational diabetes). 2003.

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