5 Tips for Women with Gestational Diabetes

By Newsroom America Feeds at 18 May 2017

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5 Tips for Women with Gestational Diabetes https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/ndep/people-risk-diabetes/gestational-diabetes.html

Are you pregnant or thinking about getting pregnant? Here's some helpful information about gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that women who don't already have diabetes can get when they are pregnant. This type of diabetes usually shows up in the middle of the pregnancy and can be controlled by making healthy changes to your lifestyle. If you dont control gestational diabetes, it can affect your baby and cause problems during birth. It also puts you at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes after pregnancy, and puts your child at higher risk for obesity and type 2 diabetes during his/her lifetime. This National Women's Health Week (May 14-20), learn the 5 steps you need to follow to manage gestational diabetes. Or share these with a loved one who is expecting:

1. Go to all your prenatal visits. 2. Follow your health care providers' recommendations and make a plan for controlling your blood sugar. 3. Stay physically active. 4. Make healthy food choices. 5. Ask your health care provider for a referral to a dietitian or a diabetes educator.

Check out the National Diabetes Education Program https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/ndep/people-risk-diabetes/gestational-diabetes.html (NDEP) resources to learn more about what you can do to manage gestational diabetes.

If you have already been diagnosed with diabetes and are pregnant or thinking about getting pregnant, check out the NDEP resources for people living with diabetes https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/ndep/people-with-diabetes/index.html to learn what you can do to avoid any complications during your pregnancy.

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