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  Pregnancy: Gestational Diabetes – Management
 
I have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes, which has been a big shock. Can you help me with the lifestyle adjustments that I need to make?

In the not so distant past, diabetes represented a huge risk to both the mother and baby. However, you have the wonders of modern medicine at your disposal, and the story is a lot different today. Studies have shown that diabetic women who take great care with the management of their situation, are less prone to problems during pregnancy and birth than mothers who are not diabetic. The reason is not clear, but may be linked to the careful monitoring of the pregnancy, and excellent diet control.

The most vital aspect to pay attention to is control of blood sugar. There are many ways to achieve this, and it is not unusual for women to manage their blood sugar simply by being meticulous with their diets. Once you have this diagnosis, it is worth consulting a doctor who is a diabetes specialist. There are also Gynecologists who excel in the care of diabetics. While your doctor may be knowledgeable about diabetes, it is a constantly evolving field, and the most up to date gadgets can really simplify monitoring of blood sugar levels and also administration of insulin. You deserve the best care you can get and should seek it out.

See also:

Gestational Diabetes - Checking up on baby

Gestational Diabetes - Diet

Gestational Diabetes - Early delivery

Gestational Diabetes - Exercise

Gestational Diabetes - Insulin

Gestational Diabetes - Learning to manage

Gestational Diabetes - Nutritional Support

Gestational Diabetes - Overweight

Gestational Diabetes - Reason for test

Gestational Diabetes - Symptoms

 
   
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