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    Gestational Diabetes: Checking Your Blood Sugar

    If you have gestational diabetes, you need to know when your blood sugar level is outside the target range. Fortunately, you can see what your blood sugar level is anywhere and anytime by using a home blood sugar meter.

    • Knowing your blood sugar level helps you treat low or high blood sugar before it becomes an emergency.
    • Knowing your blood sugar level also helps you know how exercise and food affect your blood sugar and how much insulin to take (if you take insulin).
    • Checking your blood sugar helps you feel more in control of your diabetes during your pregnancy.

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    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
    Specialist Medical ReviewerRhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator

    Current as ofJuly 25, 2014

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    Last Updated: July 25, 2014
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