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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.   Medications prescribed for gestational diabetes may include insulin, metformin or glyburide and related medications.  Some people take dietary supplements or vitamins such as chromium, omega-3 fatty acids or vitamin E, but there is no good evidence that any of these manage gestational diabetes effectively.  It is very important to talk to your doctor before taking any type of supplements during pregnancy, as some may be harmful to you or your baby.

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