How to Manage your Gestational Diabetes with CareSens N

Gestational Diabetes Diagnosis

Unless at high risk of diabetes, most pregnant women go through a routine glucose screening test between 24 and 28 weeks of pregnancy. Since gestational diabetes usually show no noticeable signs or symptoms, you would not know what gestational diabetes is or why it happens.

Managing / Treating Gestational Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes develops when the placenta releases hormones that may affect your body that results in less effective insulin, a condition called as insulin resistance. If you are diagnosed with gestational diabetes, it is important to maintain well-balanced diet and regular exercise to keep your blood sugar within a healthy range to avoid complications that can affect both you and the baby during pregnancy and delivery.

Monitoring Your Blood Sugar

The ultimate goal of a healthy lifestyle is to have your blood sugar under control. It is common to check the blood sugar level at least four times daily for daily monitoring. The ADA (American Diabetes Association) recommended ranges are as below:

Before a meal (preprandial): 95 mg/dl or less
One hour after a meal (postprandial): 140 mg/dl or less
Two hours after a meal (postprandial): 120mg/dl or less

Seek Support!

Along with close monitoring of your blood glucose level, seek support and utilize resources from communities to meet your goals such as meal plans and exercise routines. For example, contact your local hospital for information regarding a diabetes support group. There is always a local support group that meets regularly to educate and support those with diabetes.

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References:

– Cellular Mechanisms for Insulin Resistance in Normal Pregnancy and Gestational Diabetes, Diabetes Care 2007 Jul; 30(Supplement 2): S112-S119.

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The content of this article is intended to provide a general information and knowledge on the subject matter. The views expressed in newsletters, articles, and blogs in the i-SENS USA website are not necessarily those of i-SENS Incorporated, i-SENS USA Incorporated or our publishers. Medical or nutritional information on i-SENS USA website is not intended to replace professional medical advice – you should always consult a specialist with any questions about your specific circumstances.

Published On: February 25th, 2021 /

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