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Which treatment works the best and fastest for gestational diabetes?
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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
13 doctors agree
In brief: Diet, exercise, meds
The best treatment, for mom and baby, involves keeping the blood sugar (glucose) value stable and in an acceptable range.
That involves a combination of eating properly and exercising as allowed. Some women also need to take medication. In all cases, frequent monitoring of the blood glucose is required. Monitoring of the baby is also typically done during visits at the ob's office.

In brief: Diet, exercise, meds
The best treatment, for mom and baby, involves keeping the blood sugar (glucose) value stable and in an acceptable range.
That involves a combination of eating properly and exercising as allowed. Some women also need to take medication. In all cases, frequent monitoring of the blood glucose is required. Monitoring of the baby is also typically done during visits at the ob's office.
Dr. Pam Yoder
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Dr. Kelley Clark
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
In brief: It depends
Up to 2/3 of gestational diabetes can be managed with diet.
Consultation with a nutritionist and diabetic educator can be very vauable in helping you make appropriate changes. If this does not result in the needed decrease in blood sugars, Insulin is still the mainstay of treatment although some patients can be treated with oral medications.

In brief: It depends
Up to 2/3 of gestational diabetes can be managed with diet.
Consultation with a nutritionist and diabetic educator can be very vauable in helping you make appropriate changes. If this does not result in the needed decrease in blood sugars, Insulin is still the mainstay of treatment although some patients can be treated with oral medications.
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Dr. Kelley Clark
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