If you have
gestational diabetes and you have not been able to
keep your blood sugar levels within a target range, you may need
- Taking insulin can help prevent high blood
sugar. High blood sugar can lead to problems for you and your
- Insulin is given as a shot into the fatty tissue just under
the skin. In pregnant women, insulin usually is given in the upper arm or
- Make sure that you:
- Have the right dose of insulin,
especially if you are giving two types of insulin in the same
- Practice how to give your shot.
- Store the
insulin properly so that each dose will work well.
How to prepare and give an insulin shot