important part of treating gestational diabetes is checking your blood sugar
level at home. Every day, you will do a
home blood sugar test one or more times. It may be overwhelming to
test your blood sugar so often. But knowing that your level is within a target range
can help put your mind at ease. Talk to your doctor about how often to test your blood sugar.
If changing the way you eat and exercising do
not control your blood sugar level, you may need to take daily insulin
If you were overweight before you became pregnant, do not
try to lose weight while you are pregnant. Ask your doctor how much weight you
should gain during your pregnancy.
Your doctor may have you check
kick counts and let him or her know if you think your
baby has been moving less than usual.
If you take insulin, it can cause your blood sugar to
drop below the target range. Even though very low blood sugar is rare in women
who have gestational diabetes, it is important to know the
symptoms of low blood sugar and have quick-sugar foods
with you at all times.