Gestational Diabetes Preventions
There are no ways to prevent gestational diabetes. However, there are ways to reduce the risk of developing such illness. Pregnant women who are overweight during the course of pregnancy can carefully control their weight before pregnancy. It is not advise that pregnant women be on a very low-calorie diets during pregnancy as this will cause malnutrition to the fetus.
For women with complications of gestational diabetes they can carefully control their blood sugar level and with monitoring from their obstetrician throughout their pregnancy.
After pregnancy, the risk of developing type 2 diabetes can be reduced by regular exercise and a reduced calorie diet. Medical research has shown that these can lower the risk of diabetes in some women who are at a high risk in developing diabetes.
For women who have mild elevate of blood glucose levels outside of pregnancy, but who do not fall into the level high enough to be diagnosis as diabetics can take a medication called metformin (Glucophage). This can help to prevent diabetes for some women after pregnancy.
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