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How can i take care of myself if i have gestational diabetes?

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Dr. Damien Luviano answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

My advice see an ophthalmologist, endocrinologist, an obstetrician who deals with high risk pregnancy, diabetes education team, nutritionist, a pediatrician who is familiar with diabetes mothers, and the most important a primary care doctor who coordinates all these specialists and help you make decisions. This pcp can be your family doctor or your obstetrician.

Answered Jul 2, 2015

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Dr. Jenni Ramsey answered

Specializes in Pharmacy

When you gave gestational diabetes, your blood sugar can be raised and that crosses the placenta to the baby, and can cause high birthweight and other risks for the baby. It is very important to keep up with prenatal visits and follow your doctors instruction and any diet plan. Eating a healthy diet, possibly cutting back on sugary foods, and exercising are ways you can lower blood sugar levels.

Answered Sep 13, 2019

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Dr. Vasudha Kaushik answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Contrary to popular belief, best way to improve gest diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol, and weight is by completely stopping high carb foods (grains, lentils, potatoes based items). Also avoid milk protein since it causes insulin resistance. Low carb foods: eggs, fish, meats, vegetables, avocados, some saturated fat (butter, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. This can help avoid med

Answered Sep 26, 2016

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Dr. Raj Syal answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Watch your diet, decrease sugars and carbs, exercise daily, and check your sugars. Most gd can be controlled without medication.

Answered Sep 28, 2016

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Dr. Jeffrey Unger answered

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Exercise, exercise, exercise, weight loss and more exercise. Your choice!

Answered Sep 15, 2013

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Dr. Vasudha Kaushik answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Contrary to popular belief, best way to improve diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol, and weight is by completely stopping high carb foods (grains, lentils, potatoes based items). Also avoid milk protein since it causes insulin resistance. Low carb foods: eggs, fish, meats, vegetables, avocados, some saturated fat (butter, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. This can help avoid meds

Answered Sep 24, 2016

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