Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Can I Control Diabetes in Pregnancy ?

Can I Control Diabetes in Pregnancy ?

While gestational diabetes usually can’t be prevented, it can be controlled with lifestyle changes, including dietary measures and exercise. Here’s what to do to ensure your baby’s health-and your own.

Gain slowly and steadily. While it’s important to gain enough weight during your pregnancy to sustain your child, gaining too much can make your body even more resistant to insulin than it already is. If you’re at a normal weight when you first get pregnant, expect to gain 25 to 35 pounds. If you’re already heavy at the time you conceive, try to limit weight gain to 15 to 25 pounds. Ask your doctor to refer you to a dietitian who will help you meet nutritional needs and avoid excessive weight gain. Do not diet to try to lose weight. Both you and your baby need the proper nutrients in order to be healthy. If you’re underweight, try to gain steadily throughout your pregnancy.

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