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Can exercise help gestational diabetes?
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Dr. Michael Carson
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Yes
Activity such as walking, or moderate exercise after meals can help lower sugars a bit, but women still need to follow the diet, check sugars, and possibly take meds.
Don't think that "more exercise" (such as a marathon) is a substitute for the diet/medication treatment. While it was done, and we don't know exactly how much exercise is "safe", i'm not confident that a marathon is the best idea.

In brief: Yes
Activity such as walking, or moderate exercise after meals can help lower sugars a bit, but women still need to follow the diet, check sugars, and possibly take meds.
Don't think that "more exercise" (such as a marathon) is a substitute for the diet/medication treatment. While it was done, and we don't know exactly how much exercise is "safe", i'm not confident that a marathon is the best idea.
Dr. Michael Carson
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Dr. Bryan Levey
I was not suggeting a marathon was a good idea, only that a woman can do the exercises she wants.
Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
Exercise can help stabilize blood sugar and decrease Insulin resistance in anyone.
Given the pregnancy, however, it is wise to discuss with your obstetrician exactly what is safe to do. The likely answer is that you can do whatever you want. A woman in the news recently gave birth immediately after she finished running a marathon! talk to the ob/gyn who knows you personally.

In brief: Yes
Exercise can help stabilize blood sugar and decrease Insulin resistance in anyone.
Given the pregnancy, however, it is wise to discuss with your obstetrician exactly what is safe to do. The likely answer is that you can do whatever you want. A woman in the news recently gave birth immediately after she finished running a marathon! talk to the ob/gyn who knows you personally.
Dr. Bryan Levey
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