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Treatments for Gestational Diabetes

The treatment and management of gestational diabetes typically involves making lifestyle changes (like eating a healthy diet and beginning an exercise program), checking your blood glucose level on a regular basis, and possibly giving yourself insulin injections.

Treatment aims to control your glucose level, which helps to reduce possible complications to you and your baby.

Treatment involves the following:

Lifestyle changesMedicationsAlternative and complementary therapiesOther treatments

Revision Information

  • Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: Updated July 11, 2012. Accessed August 17, 2012.

  • What I need to know about gestational diabetes. National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC) website. Available at: Updated December 6, 2011. Accessed August 17, 2012.

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