How frequently should I have blood glucose tests if I have gestational diabetes?

If you have gestational diabetes, your doctor will recommend frequent check-ups, especially in your last three months of pregnancy. During these check-ups, your doctor will monitor your blood sugar levels. Your doctor may ask you to check your blood sugar levels on a daily basis as part of your treatment plan. You should also exercise regularly and eat the right kinds of food in healthy portions in order to keep yourself healthy.

After delivery as well, your doctor will check your blood sugar levels. Again, after 6 to 12 weeks of pregnancy, you will have to get it checked to identify whether the levels have returned to normal. If future tests indicate diabetes, you should consult your doctor about starting a diabetes management plan.

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