Helping you and your baby
It is not easy managing diabetes but there are ways you can take control!
If you have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes, the daily checking of your blood glucose (blood sugar), thinking about what to eat while still trying to maintain a normal life and manage your pregnancy, might feel like a big challenge. However taking control of your diabetes will make a difference. There are some simple things you can do that will make you feel better and stay healthy - just check our Smart Tips. This is a very important time in your life and making the effort now will have a positive impact on your and your baby.
Physical activity and food are vital parts of any healthy lifestyle; however they take on a new importance when you have diabetes. Along with your medicines, staying active and following a healthy eating plan plan can help to maintain your blood glucose (blood sugar) levels within your target range.
Adopting an active lifestyle and changing your dietary habits can be little challenging initially, however, you may find it easier if you adopt small changes with the help of your doctor, family and friends.
Food and Nutrition
Healthy eating and meal planning is very important in managing your diabetes. Consult your Health Care Team to find out more about right food options for you. A simple way to plan your meal is by adopting the ‘plate method’ which is recommended by many diabetes organisations. ADATM website has an interactive "create your plate" tool that may be useful. Please click here for more information on this tool.
Along with many other health benefits, staying active can help to keep your blood glucose levels within your targets. Please consult your Health Care Team for suitable options for you to maintain an active lifestyle.
Regular monitoring of blood glucose levels
While adopting healthy lifestyle changes, it is important to know how these changes are affecting your blood glucose levels. Your CareSens blood glucose meter can help you to frequently monitor your blood sugar levels. Please consult your Health Care Team to discuss frequency of testing.