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

The treatment and management of gestational diabetes typically involves:

  • Making lifestyle changes, such as eating a healthy diet and beginning an exercise program
  • Checking your blood glucose level on a regular basis
  • Giving yourself insulin injections

Treatment involves the following:

REFERENCES:

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at:http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T116237/Gestational-diabetes-mellitus-GDM. Updated June 29, 2017. Accessed September 12, 2017.

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. Accessed September 12, 2017.

Last reviewed September 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Beverly Siegal, MD, FACOG  Last Updated: 9/17/2014