Gestational Testing Goals


If you have gestational diabetes, regular blood sugar checks are important to the health of you and your baby. Talk to your doctor about your specific target goals for testing and how to reach them.

General guidelines are:

  • Fasting blood glucose level—No higher than 95 mg/dl (5.27 mmol/l)
  • One hour postprandial (after eating)—No higher than 140 mg/dl (7.77 mmol/l)
  • Two hours postprandial—No higher than 120 mg/dl (6.66 mmol/l)


1-American Diabetes Association. ADA Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes—2010. Diabetes Care, Volume 33, Supplement 1, January 2010.

Reviewed by Francine Kaufman, MD. 4/10

Last Modified Date: May 24, 2013

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