Why is it important to manage gestational diabetes?
While gestational diabetes is a serious condition there are things you can do to help keep you and your baby healthy. Managing gestational diabetes means keeping your blood glucose (blood sugar) levels in the desired range. Doing this is a three way balancing act...
Monitoring - Food - Exercise
You can best manage your diabetes if:
- You follow a healthy eating plan
- You get regular exercise
- You check your blood glucose levels regularly
- If required, you take your diabetes medicines as directed
Food and nutrition
Healthy eating and meal planning is very important in managing your diabetes. Consult your health care professional to find out more about right food options for you. If you are on medication, eating too much or not enough food without adjusting your medicines will throw things out.
Along with many other health benefits, staying active can help to keep your blood glucose levels within your targets. Please consult your health care professional for suitable options for you to maintain an active lifestyle.
Regular monitoring of blood glucose levels
It is important to monitor your glucose levels with gestational diabetes. Please consult your health care professional to discuss frequency of monitoring.