You are going to want to contact a doctor if you have gestational diabetes and are pregnant. If you do have gestational diabetes and you choose to look the other way, you are not only putting yourself in harm’s way, but your baby’s health as well. The best way to improve your diabetic condition during pregnancy is through diet and exercise.
Look for methods of making your favorite foods better for you. You may have diabetes, but you don’t have to avoid every food you enjoy. You’ll often find that cutting down a bit on certain ingredients makes it a lot healthier, but still delicious. If you have diabetes, search online for diabetic recipes or invest in a few cookbooks for diabetics. There’s no shortage of such recipes.
If you have diabetes and you’re going on a trip, be certain to take an insulated bag to store insulin. Insulin must be maintained at a specific temperature, and the insulated bag will keep it from becoming affected by hot or cold weather temperatures. When you are experiencing diabetes, it’s a good idea to consume several small meals, as opposed to having three bigger meals. By eating on a more regular basis, your blood sugar will be a lot more stable. Plus, by eating regularly you are less likely to have an eating binge due to being hungry. Don’t worry if your high blood sugar raises directly after having a type of low glucose reaction. In some cases, you might overcompensate for low blood sugar by eating too much, while in other cases your body might release hormones into your bloodstream when your sugar gets too low. These hormones can raise glucose naturally at the same time as you are raising it via eating. Try eating half as much next the time when your levels are low. Then check the level again in a half an hour.
If you develop gestational diabetes, don’t blame yourself. It just happens to some pregnant women, and is often completely unavoidable. Minimize your stress and focus on the good things about your kid and you.