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Yes you can exercise if you are pregnant and is diagonised with gestational diabetes. In fact, exercising under adequate supervision is both safe as well as beneficial in the treatment of gestational diabetes.

Gestational diabetes occurs during pregnancy when the body becomes resistant to the insulin it produces. It increases glucose levels in your blood. When you exercise, your muscles use up the extra glucose in your body. This results in lowering your blood glucose to normal levels.

However, consult your doctor or trainer on what exercises you should and should not do in general during pregnancy. While yoga, Pilates and aerobic exercise classes are great in pregnancy, make sure your teacher is trained to instruct pregnant women. Avoid all types of contact sports such as football, rugby, hockey or martial arts. Also avoid any exercise or activity where there is a risk of falling, such as skiing, climbing or horse riding.

 

 

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