Phone your healthcare team on the numbers provided
Diabetes UK helpline 0345 123 2399*, Monday–Friday, 9am–7pm.
Tommy’s pregnancyline 0800 0147 800 Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Diabetes uk - http://www.diabetes.org.uk/How_we_help/Talk-to-someone/
Diabetes.co.uk forum - www.diabetes.co.uk
If you are found to have gestational diabetes, this is likely to be a worrying time for you. It is natural to want your pregnancy to go smoothly and it is normal to be anxious if something unexpected happens.
For most women, glucose levels return to normal the moment the baby is born, when your hormones return to their natural levels, and you will stop any treatment immediately.
Today, for women with gestational diabetes, the emphasis is on trying to keep the birth as normal as possible unless there is a particular reason to do things differently.
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.
If you have diabetes in pregnancy, your choice of food is an important part of managing your condition.
Some women can control their glucose levels through diet and exercise alone but the majority will need to take tablets or injections to help control it.