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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 is well managed during pregnancy, you will help reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes later in life.

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