Diabetes mellitus, gestational

  • Elevated glucose levels during pregnancy
  • Symptoms may include increased thirst, increased frequency of urination, increased appetite and high glucose levels in the blood
  • Risk factors include pregnancy when older than 35, overweight, heredity and previous birth of large infant
  • Affects females only
  • May be mild to severe

  • Monitor blood sugar regularly
  • Maintain a healthy diet and weight
  • Exercise regularly (at least 30 minutes per day)
  • Decrease your level of stress where possible. Don’t be afraid to ask for help
  • Wash feet daily and dry well
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol

 

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