Harold Hamm Oklahoma Diabetes Center

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Treatment for Gestational Diabetes

Treatment for Gestational Diabetes

If you have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes, it’s important to work with your physician to maintain a healthy pregnancy. That includes eating a carefully planned diet, exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy pregnancy weight, monitoring glucose levels and, if necessary, daily insulin injections.

Gestational diabetes usually goes away after pregnancy, but, once a woman has had gestational diabetes, the chances are much more likely that she develops it in future pregnancies and also increases their chances of developing Type 2 diabetes within eight to ten years. After pregnancy, women are encouraged to continue eating carefully, exercising regularly and continue to monitor their glucose levels.