Treatments for Gestational Diabetes
The treatment and management of gestational diabetes involves lifestyle modifications (such as eating a
Gestational diabetes treatment aims to control your blood sugar level, thereby reducing possible complications to you and your baby.
Treatment involves the following:
For gestational diabetes, surgical procedures are not a treatment option.
American Diabetes Association website. Available at: http://www.diabetes.org/home.jsp .
Crowther CA, Hiller JE, Moss JR, et al. Effect of treatment of gestational diabetes mellitus on pregnancy outcomes. N Engl J Med. 2005; 352:2477-2486.
National Institute of Child Health & Human Development website. Available at: http://www.nichd.nih.gov/ .
Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes 2006 III. Detection and diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus. Diabetes Care. 2006;29:S7
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