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Can gestational diabetes be prevented?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

You can help prevent the complications that can occur when gestational diabetes is left untreated. There are steps you can take before you become pregnant or early on in your pregnancy to help prevent or lessen the symptoms of these complications. Managing your weight and exercising regularly are some of the ways you can help manage gestational diabetes.

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