Treatment for Gestational Diabetes
Women with gestational diabetes have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies if, they follow a treatment plan from their health care provider. It is required to keep your blood glucose levels in a target range. Each woman should have a specific plan designed just for her needs, so one can follow these general tips to stay healthy with gestational diabetes:
- Know your blood sugar and keep it under control
- Eat a healthy diet
- Get regular, moderate physical activity
- Keep a healthy weight
Women with gestational diabetes should note down their blood sugar level, physical activity and everything she eats and drinks, in a daily record book. This can help track how well the treatment is working and what is to be done further to maintain the normal blood sugar level. Some women with gestational diabetes will also need to take insulin, to help manage their diabetes if blood sugar is shooting up, in spite of all this. The extra insulin can help them lower their blood sugar level.