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:
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). EBSCO DynaMed 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: 12/11/2020