Gestational Diabetes Tests
For safe and accurate Gestational Diabetes Tests in Marietta and the surrounding communities, trust the experienced physicians and staff at Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A. Gestational Diabetes is a type of diabetes that can develop in some women late in pregnancy (usually after the twenty-fourth week) and may be harmful to the baby, but is otherwise undetectable and without symptoms. Between twenty-six and twenty-eight weeks of pregnancy, all patients are asked to take a screening for Gestational Diabetes.
The Gestational Diabetes screening test involves checking your blood glucose (sugar) level exactly one hour after drinking a measured amount of glucose that we supply on the visit prior to the actual test. Most pregnant women pass this screening test, and, if so, no further testing for diabetes is needed. Patients who do not pass this screening will need to take a second, more extensive test.
Gestational Diabetes Tests During Pregnancy
If you live in Acworth and are in need of a Gestational Diabetes test during pregnancy, call Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P. A. We are a comprehensive Obstetrics and Gynecology practice located in Marietta, Georgia. Our practice consists of six experienced physicians and a dedicated Registered Nurse, Clinical Nurse Practitioner. The physicians and staff at our OB/GYN practice are committed to mixing excellent medical care with sensitivity and compassion. We test most patients for Gestational Diabetes between twenty-six and twenty-eight pregnancy. However, if you are high risk for Gestational Diabetes, your physician may recommend that you be tested earlier in your pregnancy. If you do test positively for Gestational Diabetes, our doctors can come up with an individualized treatment plan to managed the condition and protect the health of your baby.
Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A. serves Canton, Cobb County and the surrounding areas. If you are in need of Obstetrical care including Gestational Diabetes testing, please contact our Marietta Gestational Diabetes Tests Specialists today to schedule an appointment with one of our providers. We are currently accepting new patients and we participate with most health insurance providers. We look forward to caring for you during this very special time in your life.