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dc.contributor.editorDarby, Alexisen_US
dc.creatorLane, Alison
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-09T23:09:47Z
dc.date.available2020-12-09T23:09:47Z
dc.date.created2020-12-09
dc.identifier.urihttps://hpsrepository.asu.edu/handle/10776/13197
dc.description.abstractIn the twentieth century, researchers developed the oral glucose tolerance test, or OGTT, as a method to diagnose different types of diabetes, a medical condition that causes blood sugar levels to become abnormally high. During the test, a healthcare provider measures a person’s blood sugar levels before and after the person consumes a predetermined amount of glucose solution. While not exclusively used for pregnant women, an OGTT may test for gestational diabetes which, according to the International Diabetes Federation, affected one in six pregnancies worldwide in 2019. Generally, the results from an OGTT can inform a patient and her physician how her body is responding to glucose during pregnancy, and high levels may increase her risk of developing adverse pregnancy outcomes such as heavy bleeding during delivery and a high blood pressure condition known as preeclampsia. An OGTT can help to accurately diagnose, treat, and monitor gestational diabetes in pregnant women, which can reduce health and pregnancy complications for the woman and the fetus.en_US
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dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectTechnologyen_US
dc.subject.lcshDiseases--Testingen_US
dc.subject.lcshMedical tests (Diagnosis)en_US
dc.subject.lcshDiabetes--Diagnosisen_US
dc.subject.lcshGlucose tolerance testsen_US
dc.subject.lcshGlucose in blooden_US
dc.subject.lcshBlood sugar monitoringen_US
dc.subject.meshGlucose Tolerance Testen_US
dc.subject.meshOral Glucose Tolerance Testen_US
dc.subject.meshOral Glucose Toleranceen_US
dc.subject.meshOGTTen_US
dc.subject.meshIntravenous Glucose Tolerance Testen_US
dc.subject.meshIntravenous Glucose Toleranceen_US
dc.subject.meshBlood Glucoseen_US
dc.subject.meshBlood Sugaren_US
dc.subject.meshHyperglycemiaen_US
dc.subject.meshDiabetes, Gestationalen_US
dc.subject.meshDiabetes Mellitus, Gestationalen_US
dc.subject.meshGestational Diabetesen_US
dc.titleOral Glucose Tolerance Test for Gestational Diabetesen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.subject.embryoTechnologiesen_US
dc.subject.embryoReproductionen_US
dc.subject.embryoExperimentsen_US
dc.subject.tagdiabetes during pregnancyen_US
dc.subject.tagpregnancy glucose testen_US
dc.subject.taggestational diabetes diagnosisen_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US


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