Gestational Diabetes Mellitus, Self Care
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Caring for yourself after a diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus means keeping your blood sugar under control. This can be done through nutrition, exercise, lifestyle changes, insulin and other medicines, and support from your health care team. Your health care provider will set individualized treatment goals for you.
If left untreated, gestational diabetes can cause problems for mother and baby.
For the mother
For the baby
Eating and drinking
These symptoms may represent a serious problem that is an emergency. Do not wait to see if the symptoms will go away. Get medical help right away. Call your local emergency services (911 in the U.S.). Do not drive yourself to the hospital.
This information is not intended to replace advice given to you by your health care provider. Make sure you discuss any questions you have with your health care provider.
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