Keep in mind that gestational diabetes can often be treated well with diet and exercise alone. Sometimes, additional medications are needed to further control your blood sugar.
The first thing to remember is that once you’re diagnosed, it’s important to always control your blood sugar levels.
To accomplish this important task follow this simple and completely effective 6-step process:
Always keep in mind that you should check your blood sugar often, especially as directed by your doctor and anytime you feel symptoms of low blood sugar.
If your doctor has determined that you have gestational diabetes, your insulin needs will continue to increase throughout the pregnancy, so don’t be surprised if the doses of medications prescribed by your doctor are adjusted accordingly.
It’s good to learn to adjust what you eat, or how much you exercise, as needed. A certified diabetes educator from The Diabetes Care Team can help you develop a plan that makes the most sense for you.
After you deliver your new addition to the family, your doctor will want to follow up with you to determine the status of your gestational diabetes. During this office visit, your doctor will determine your need for annual follow-up and whether or not your gestational diabetes has become, or could become, type 2 diabetes.
In some cases, during a routine examination while you are pregnant your doctor may discover that you already have type 2 diabetes. This is another reason that you may need regular follow-up after you deliver.