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Living With Gestational Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes requires careful management, but with the right care and support women with GDM can have a healthy and happy pregnancy and a healthy baby. Watch the video to find out more from healthcare professionals and women with Gestational Diabetes.

Also see below:

Why is Physical Activity Important?

How do I test my blood glucose?

Will I need medication?

What effect will Gestational Diabetes have on labour and the birth?

Why is Healthy Eating Important?

Why is Physical Activity Important?

Regular physical activity, can help control your blood glucose levels and prepare you for the birth of your baby.

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How do I test my blood glucose?

When you have Gestational Diabetes it is important to test your blood sugars regularly. This guide shows you how to do this, quickly and simply.

Will I need medication?

Many women with Gestational Diabetes will need to take medication in addition to managing activity and diet. Your medical team will prescribe what is right for you.

What effect will Gestational Diabetes have on labour and the birth?

Your Diabetes Care Team will take some extra steps to help make sure that you and your baby have the best labour and birth possible.

Why is Healthy Eating Important?

Paying extra attention to your food choices is an important way of managing Gestational Diabetes and continuing on with a healthy diet after the birth will help reduce the risks of type 2 diabetes in the future. We have all the information from nutrition experts to help you make the right choices.