Blood glucose control is one of the most important factors during pregnancy. Tight blood glucose control, helps to ensure the best chance of a successful pregnancy.

A glucose screening test is a routine test during pregnancy that checks a pregnant woman's blood glucose (sugar) level

Most healthcare practitioners routinely recommend a glucose screening test (also called a glucose challenge test or GCT) between 24 and 28 weeks of pregnancy to check for Gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes is a high blood sugar condition that some women get during pregnancy.

And because the condition rarely causes any symptoms, testing is the only way to find out whether you have it.

If you test positive on the screening, you'll need to take the glucose tolerance test (GTT), more definitive test that tells you for sure whether you have gestational diabetes.