8 simple things you can do to prevent gestional diabetes
Prevention of Gestational Diabetes

How to avoid Gestational Diabetes

Around the world, the number of women with gestational diabetes is increasing.

Women who develop gestational diabetes have a higher risk of experiencing complications during pregnancy and birth, as well as developing diabetes later on in life.

Babies of moms with gestational diabetes might be larger than they should be (> 4 kg birth weight).  These babies are at risk of diabetes and overweight/obesity even as young children or young adults.

8 simple things you can do to prevent gestational diabetes

  1. Stop smoking
  2. Exercise regularly
  3. Eat a well-balanced diet including enough fiber, vegetables, fruits, nuts and whole grains
  4. Eat less sugar-sweetened foods, red processed meat (bacon, ham, sausages) and saturated fats
  5. Before you get pregnant, check that you are at a healthy weight
  6. Pay attention to your pregnancy weight gain and keep it in the recommended range
  7. Monitor your blood sugar level four times a day. Your gynecologist will teach you how to do it
  8. Consider supplementation with myo-inositol and probiotics.

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