Diet and Nutrition

Lowering Risk of Gestational Diabetes with a Healthy Diet and Normal Weight

Lowering the Chances of Developing Gestational Diabetes

Someone who is overweight or considering pregnancy can lower the risk of developing gestational diabetes by increasing physical activity and losing weight before pregnancy. This improves how the body uses insulin and keep the sugar levels at target levels. When pregnant, avoid losing weight. Gaining weight help in keeping the baby healthy. However, gaining a lot of weight within a short time increases the risk of developing gestational diabetes.