Health Tip: Understanding Gestational Diabetes10/08/13
(HealthDay News) -- If you have gestational diabetes -- which
develops while you're pregnant -- your goal is to keep your blood
sugar at or below the same level as the average pregnant woman
without the disease.
The American Diabetes Association offers this advice for women
with gestational diabetes:
- Follow any special meal plan and physical activity
recommendations from your doctor.
- Keep your worries in perspective. Understand that with the
right care and treatment, you can have a healthy pregnancy.
- Look ahead. Although your gestational diabetes will most likely
go away after your baby is born, you are at increased risk of
developing type 2 diabetes.
- Lose any excess weight, and make healthy food choices.
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