Ask a Doc: Should I be tested for gestational diabetes during my pregnancy?

Ask a Doc: Should I be tested for gestational diabetes during my pregnancy?

Women diagnosed with gestational diabetes have an elevated risk of blood pressure problems during pregnancy and a higher rate of cesarean delivery Ask a Doc: Should I be tested for gestational diabetes during my pregnancy? Women diagnosed with gestational diabetes have an elevated risk of blood pressure problems during pregnancy and a higher rate of cesarean delivery Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/2k84piM Women who are diagnosed with gestational diabetes have an elevated risk of blood pressure problems during pregnancy and a higher rate of cesarean delivery Question: Should I be tested for gestational diabetes during my pregnancy? Can I reduce my risk of having gestational diabetes? Answer: The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology recommends all pregnant women be screened for gestational diabetes between 24 and 28 weeks gestation.