Oral glucose tolerance testing (OGTT) is a way to to screen for gestational diabetes. Based on the results of your OGTT, we can develop a personalized treatment plan for you.

What to do after your test results

You will be called promptly with the results of your OGTT.

If the test result is negative:
You do not have gestational diabetes. You don’t need to do anything further. If you still have questions or concerns, ask your doctor.

If test results are positive:
This may indicate you have gestational diabetes. Your OB provider will refer you to call and schedule an appointment with a dietitian in our Polyclinic Gestational Diabetes Self-Management Education program.

  1. Call 206-860-2208 within a week of your test results to schedule an appointment.
  2. During this first visit, our dietitians will teach you about nutrition and self-monitoring tools to keep your blood sugar stable. You will receive a blood glucose meter at this visit.
  3. Start following a healthy gestational diabetes diet. Tips include:
    • Avoid regular soda, juice and other sugar/sweetened beverage
    • Avoid sweets and desserts.
    • Eat smaller, more frequent meals and snacks.
    • Follow the Plate Method guidelines.

What to expect during your appointments

  • Your first appointment with a program dietitian may be in a group setting with a few other women. These appointments last about 90 minutes. We focus on gestational diabetes and how to care for yourself and your baby during pregnancy.
  • Your second appointment will be one week later with a dietitian.
  • Depending on your needs, you may need to return for additional follow-up appointments with a dietitian or endocrinologist. After you deliver your baby, we recommend that you continue to check your blood sugar once a week. Follow up with a dietitian at 12 weeks post-partum.