In some women,
gestational diabetes cannot be prevented. But you may
be able to lower your chance of getting gestational diabetes by staying at a
healthy weight and not gaining too much weight during pregnancy. Regular
exercise can also help keep your blood sugar level within a target range and
prevent gestational diabetes.
If you have had gestational
diabetes, you are at risk for having it again in a future pregnancy. You are
also at risk for
type 2 diabetes, a permanent type of diabetes. One of
the best ways to prevent developing gestational diabetes again is to stay at a
If you have had gestational diabetes, avoid
medicines that increase
insulin resistance, such as nicotinic acid and
glucocorticoid medicines (for example, prednisone and dexamethasone).
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
June 04, 2014
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