If you are diagnosed with gestational diabetes, it is important for you to keep your blood sugar levels in control. Your doctor will suggest a registered dietician who will ask you to follow a strict diet plan.
In order to get the blood sugar levels in control, your dietician will recommend you a number of total daily calories a woman of your height and weight should get. For a woman of average weight, 2,200 to 2,500 calories per day is the norm. If you are overweight, you will be required to lower the calories to about 1,800 per day.
Your doctor may also ask you to add some mild to moderate exercise or any physical activity to your weekly routine. You need to make sure the diet changes and physical activity get your blood sugar levels under control. Despite these changes, if your blood sugar levels remain uncontrolled, your doctor may advice you some medications for the treatment of gestational diabetes.
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