Once, you've been diagnosed with gestational diabetes, your next step is to get the right treatment for gestational diabetes.
In fact, it includes some tips to follow in order to manage blood sugar and to have a normal delivery.
Your first steps for a good control of gestational diabetes involve some simple tips to follow.
- First, you should always monitor your blood sugar levels. You can use one of diabetes meters found in every drug-store for your everyday checking.
Thus you may know the changes of your blood sugar levels, and get a good control of it at any time as part of your treatment for gestational diabetes. It’s extremely important to keep your blood sugar levels at a normal range as much as you can.
- Then you should watch your diet. Choosing the right food (also called diabetes foods) to eat and avoiding some others can serve as a good natural treatments for gestational diabetes.
- Next, you must keep in mind that physical activity, such as walking can be very helpful in your battle against high blood sugar levels.
- Keep in mind that the both, a careful diet plan and lots of exercise, will not only help maintaining a well controlled gestational diabetes , but also will give you a helpful hand on keeping a healthy pregnancy weight.
In case the above first steps do not work, and your blood sugar levels do still remain high, then your physician will be constrained to prescribe you insulin.
Keep in mind that it’s very important to always follow your physician’s advices. Do not dare to use oral drugs. They can be very harmful for your baby.
The only and unique safe drug to take in your case is and only INSULIN,insulin.
At the beginning, your physician will prescribe you to start taking a small dose of regular or/and intermediate-acting insulin once or twice daily.
In case the insulin resistance will rise, your doctor will explain to you how to do the right dose changes.
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Written by Dr.Albana Greca Sejdini, Md, MMedSc
Medically reviewed by Dr.Ruden Cakoni, MD, Endocrinologist