Gestational diabetes occurs during pregnancy when blood
glucose levels rise above average. After delivery, blood
glucose usually returns to normal, though women who have
gestational diabetes are at greater risk for developing type
2 diabetes. Gestational diabetes, if left uncontrolled can
lead to high blood pressure or a large baby. Most pregnant
women are routinely tested for the condition. If you test
positive, your doctor and registered dietician will work
closely with you to keep your blood glucose under control.
For anyone with diabetes, it is encouraging to know that the
future gets brighter every day for managing the disease.
Ongoing research provides people with the most up-to-date
information and successful treatment plans possible.
Diabetes information along with good diabetes management
will help your body to function closer to normal.
To help you feel confident in managing diabetes, you can
obtain additional information on what it is, who is at risk,
how it's diagnosed, and how it's treated. You can also get
information on eating well with diabetes. You can learn the
role of food in managing your blood sugar levels. You'll
also get the latest nutrition advice; tips for shopping,
cooking, and eating out; and the basics of building a meal
plan using food exchange tips from the American Diabetes
Association and The American Dietetic Association.
Written by: David Chandler