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

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Damien Luviano
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Multiple specialist

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.

In brief: Multiple specialist

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.
Dr. Damien Luviano
Dr. Damien Luviano
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Dr. Jenni Ramsey
Pharmacology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Eat right

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.

In brief: Eat right

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.
Dr. Jenni Ramsey
Dr. Jenni Ramsey
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Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine

In brief: Paleo diet/low carb

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

In brief: Paleo diet/low carb

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
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
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