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Is gestational diabetes preventable?

By Anonymous September 27, 2014 - 2:32pm
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Could you control your diet to prevent it?

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Hi Anon and welcome to EmpowHER!

According to the American Diabetes Association, gestational diabetes occurs when pregnant women who don't normally have diabetes develop high blood sugar (glucose) levels during pregnancy. The ADA further reports that there are approximately 135,000 cases of gestational diabetes in the U.S. each year (4% of all pregnancies).

In terms of prevention, the

The following may help prevent this condition:

  • Maintain normal weight gain during pregnancy.
  • Eat a healthy diet.
  • Exercise regularly. Talk to your doctor before starting an exercise program.

You can find more information in our Gestational Diabetes Community including articles from physicians and from other women in the community.

Let us know if this helps!



September 28, 2014 - 11:54am
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