Mary Calvagna, MS
The treatment and management of
typically involves making lifestyle changes (like eating a
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:
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at:
http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T116237/Gestational-diabetes-mellitus-GDM. Updated July 7, 2016. Accessed October 6, 2016.
What I need to know about gestational diabetes. National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC) website. Available at:
http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/gestational/#7. Updated December 6, 2011. Accessed August 17, 2012.
Last reviewed September 2016 by Michael Woods, MD, FAAP
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