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How will gestational diabetes affect my lifestyle?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Managing gestational diabetes is a daily commitment, but the better this condition is managed, the more positive the outcome. If you have gestational diabetes, you will need to check your blood sugar several times a day. This may seem overwhelming at first, but it will get easier over time. Your doctor or a nutritionist will advise you on a special diet for gestational diabetes, since foods greatly affect blood sugar. Regular exercise will also help keep your blood sugar down. Talk to your doctor about a sensible exercise program.

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