Managing Food Intake During Pregnancy

Make sure you work with your doctor and a dietician to monitor and maintain your weight and body mass index (BMI) throughout your pregnancy.

Testing may be done a few months after pregnancy to make sure blood glucose levels have returned to normal.  It is possible to have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life, so make sure you consult your doctor to have regular screenings.

If you have gestational diabetes, regular blood sugar checks are important to the health of you and your baby. Coming up with a plan to manage your food intake during your pregnancy is also a wise step.  Talk to your doctor or your diabetes healthcare provider about your specific target goals for testing and how to reach them.

The American Diabetes Association’s general guidelines for blood sugar checks are as follows:

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