Controlling Gestational Diabetes

While talking about controlling gestational diabetes, a question crosses your mind: Why do I have diabetes? I never had it before. Why now? Will it hurt my baby or me? How to beat gestational diabetes?

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Relax. Don’t trouble yourself with lots of questions and doubts; especially now when you’re experiencing the most beautiful moment of your life. You are going to be a Mother.


In case your wife or daughter is going through the same problem, you should relax yourself and her too.

There is always a Remedy for each of the problems in our life. Just try to find it and correctly use it to help yourself or your loved ones.

Controlling Gestational Diabetes - What is Gestational Diabetes?

To your information, this is an unusual situation when placenta starts to release some products that make your insulin not working properly.

Your body gets stimuli to produce more insulin to reduce blood glucose; however it cannot achieve it.

Usually, this condition happens during the 24 or 28 weeks of pregnancy. Thus, there is no risk for malformation for your baby.

After giving birth you will not suffer diabetes any more; unless you are not alert and careful with your lifestyle and diet to avoid future diabetes, although this rarely happens.

Coming to the gestational diabetes symptoms; the very first moment when you notice them, do and  seek medical assistance immediately. Your medical team will help you determine wherever you're facing the signs of gestational diabetes or not.

Tips for controlling gestational diabetes



Always keep your blood sugar level monitored. In this way you’ll know whenever blood sugar has changed; and this will help you keep it within the normal rates.

Watch your diet. You cannot afford to eat too much, or sugary foods. Indirectly your eating habits can improve the glucose control that is already altered as you develop gestational diabetes.

The most recommended diet for gestational diabetes will help you. It is true that diet is very important for non diabetic people; however it remains crucial for you as you are expecting your baby.

Try to be physically active. It will help in improving insulin sensitivity. The medical team suggests to do exercises that involve the majority of our skeletal group of muscles. In this way, the glucose transport and/or metabolism is improved, resulting in improvements in fat metabolism too. Furthermore, hepatic glucose output is positively regulated.

You can do some simple exercises tips, yoga, that will help to relax and breathe well too. At the same time, exercise will help you when giving birth.

Insulin is another option to lower your high blood sugar levels and properly controlling gestational diabetes. Do follow correctly your physician advices. You cannot take oral drugs, because they can harm your baby.

Once again, do follow your physician's advice when choosing the right treatment for gestational diabetes, the one, which is most suitable to your case.

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