- Q Are there any alternative treatments for gestational diabetes?
Gestational diabetes develops when blood sugar levels become too high during pregnancy. It is treated with a combination of blood sugar monitoring, diet, exercise, and medication. Although there are no known alternatives to insulin, the drug usually... Full Answer
- Q How do medications treat gestational diabetes?
Only a small percentage of women diagnosed with gestational diabetes will need to take medication. However, you may need to take insulin during pregnancy if diet and exercise are not sufficient in managing your blood sugar levels. If gestational diabetes... Full Answer
- Q Should I talk to my doctor about gestational diabetes?
If you developed gestational diabetes in the past, and are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant, then you should talk to your doctor. A previous history of gestational diabetes places you at a higher risk of developing this condition again, so your... Full Answer