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Diabetes: 20 Healthy Lifestyle Tips for Diabetics

  By posted Feb 2nd 2013
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Diabetes: Lifestyle Tip for Diabetics #20

How to treat Gestational Diabetes?


Dr. Vandana draws a chart for expectant mothers. Timing is important, she says “During 24 to 28 weeks of pregnancy a glucose challenge test is done to assess the risk or help diagnose diabetes.  If test comes positive, then your gynaecologist advises to control it with diet and exercise or require meds.”

But family history too can play a role, she talks about early testing for these mothers, “However, patients with a family history of diabetes, are obese, had polycystic ovaries or are a late-age mom, then patient is advised to do this test as early as 20 weeks.”

How Can One Prevent Gestational Diabetes?

“Gestational diabetes is caused due to improper lifestyle-related problem, with one in every four women developing it, especially if they are overweight (BMI above 23), diabetes can be controlled by adopting healthier lifestyle,” says the doc. She shares some important tips that can help you bounce back to health.



  • “Eat foods with a low glycaemic index and whole, fibre rich foods

  • Limit sugar intake and avoid refined stuff

  • Also, go for light walks every day”



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