Gestational diabetes is unlike Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, as it develops during a woman’s pregnancy and often goes away after delivery. While any complications during pregnancy — such as gestational diabetes — can be concerning, there are things that you can do to help manage and cope with gestational diabetes.

  • Start a meal plan: Talk to you doctor to start a new meal plan, which will help you stay healthy during your pregnancy and get vital nutrients to you and your baby.
  • Exercise: One of the best ways to manage any type of diabetes is through exercise. Talk with your physician to create a plan best to fit your needs.
  • Stay informed: Read books and articles about gestational diabetes. The more you understand about what is happening in your body, the better you will be able to better manage your blood glucose levels and prevent any potential problems.

By creating and maintaining healthy habits throughout your pregnancy, you can help keep your baby safe and nourished, as well as help lower your risk for developing Type 2 diabetes after your pregnancy.

Talk to your physician about precautions you need to take when dealing with gestational diabetes.

Be sure to use the resources and tools that My Diabetes Home provides to help you manage your blood glucose and weight levels.

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