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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my gestational diabetes?
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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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Treatment of gdm need not cost a lot of money.
It's when control is poor that extra testing, hospitalization might be needed. Aim is to keep the blood sugar (glucose) value stable and in acceptable range through a combination of eating properly and exercising as allowed. Some women also need to take medication. In all cases, monitoring of the blood glucose is required. Ultrasounds are also done.

In brief: Requires time+effort
Treatment of gdm need not cost a lot of money.
It's when control is poor that extra testing, hospitalization might be needed. Aim is to keep the blood sugar (glucose) value stable and in acceptable range through a combination of eating properly and exercising as allowed. Some women also need to take medication. In all cases, monitoring of the blood glucose is required. Ultrasounds are also done.
Dr. Pam Yoder
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
3 doctors agree
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It depends on the severity of the gestational diabetes.
Of course, diet and exercise is always best and mostly free. If the diabetes is not far from goal, you can get it controlled with oral medications. Glyburide, metformin are cheap $4/month. If the diabetes is not very well controlled, Insulin will be needed and it costs considerably more once Insulin is involved: insulin, test strips...

In brief: Options
It depends on the severity of the gestational diabetes.
Of course, diet and exercise is always best and mostly free. If the diabetes is not far from goal, you can get it controlled with oral medications. Glyburide, metformin are cheap $4/month. If the diabetes is not very well controlled, Insulin will be needed and it costs considerably more once Insulin is involved: insulin, test strips...
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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