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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
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.
- Reviewer: Andrea Chisholm, MD
- Review Date: 09/2014
- Update Date: 09/17/2014