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How can I reduce the chance of gestational diabetes?

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You develop gestational diabetes when your body becomes more resistant to insulin. If you are diagnosed with gestational diabetes, it means your body isn’t generating the proper amount of insulin required to regulate blood. If you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant, you should do the following practical things to reduce the chances of developing gestational diabetes:

  • Maintain a healthy weight before pregnancy in order to give yourself and your baby a healthy start
  • Consume healthy foods and drink lots of water
  • Attend all your scheduled doctor appointments

You doctor would screen you for gestational diabetes around 24th-28th week of pregnancy. If you are diagnosed with gestational diabetes, your doctor may advice you to see a Certified Diabetes Educator or Registered Dietitian for glucose monitoring and lifestyle management.

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