oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) in women with a history of gestational diabetes
Last reviewed 01/2021
- 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
- Personal Communication. Dr Aresh Anwar, Consultant Diabetologist, Coventry Teaching Primary Care Trust (March 2006).
- Diabetes UK. Recommendations for the management of pregnant women with diabetes (including gestational diabetes). 2003.