Treatment for gestational diabetes will vary with each mother, but there is a progression to follow to minimize unnatural interference.
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Gestational Diabetes Treatment
There are three methods of treatment for gestational diabetes:
- medication or insulin.
Diet and exercise are the best treatments for a few reasons:
- they’re natural.
- they allow you stay in control of what happens to your body.
- they help you adjust to a (new) lifestyle of being proactive and preventative (lowering your risk of developing type 2 diabetes after pregnancy).
- medication is synthetic and has side effects.
- insulin has to be self-injected daily.
In some cases, a mother may require medication immediately, and that’s okay. The goal is to keep the baby safe.
Proper treatment lessens the possibility of unfavorable outcomes.
Learn the basics of the gestational diabetes diet.