Some women manage their condition through diet and exercise alone. But whether or not you are taking medication or insulin, you need to make sure your diet and lifestyle helps your blood glucose levels as much as possible.
The day-to-day reality of watching what you eat can be challenging until you get used to it.
If you have diabetes in pregnancy, your choice of food is an important part of managing your condition.
These meal ideas offer some suggestions for meals that could help control your glucose levels, but you will need to use trial and error to find out what works best for you.
The glycaemic index is a measure of how quickly sugars are released into the bloodstream.
Exercise during pregnancy has a wide range of benefits for you and your baby. If you have gestational diabetes, you have even more reason to exercise: it can help reduce your blood glucose.
Women who are overweight are at higher risk of developing gestational diabetes, although many women who develop it are not overweight at all.
ℹLast reviewed on March 1st, 2015. Next review date March 1st, 2018.