How to Prevent Gestational Diabetes


As we know gestational diabetes is actually a kind of diabetic issues that occurs during pregnancy. It is maybe not so common in vary pregnancy symptoms, such as leg cramps, anemia, etc. But we need to draw attention to gestational diabetes, as the consequence of it is quite severe for both of pregnant women and her offspring. This symptom might lead to numerous complications, such as:

  1. Hypertension
  2. Prematurity
  3. Jaundice
  4. Infant overweight

Additionally, about half the women with gestational diabetes lead to type 2 diabetes finally after birth according the statistical data from U.S. Centers for Disease Control.

Fortunately that there are a few preventive actions that we can do to voiding gestational diabetes. Listed here are four tips for the prevention from gestational diabetes:

  • Tip 1 Loss weight before pregnant

Studies have shown that women in obesity can be more likely to develop gestational diabetes. Weight loss is certainly not suggested during pregnancy, as the body is already try the best to sustain for to-be-mom and fetus. So when you are planning to conceive, you should try to drop some weight before you make this decision. You are able to significantly reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes if you elaborately calculate your qualify weight based on BMI (Body Mass Index).

  • Tip 2 Healthy foods

You should eat plenty of high-fiber meals and should be far away from saturated fats and calories. Fruits, vegetables and whole grain products, must constitute the almost all your daily diet. Keep your diet in diversity, for example, 3 to 5 different fruits every day.

Furthermore, we may need to take some prenatal vitamins. Being pregnant, you have higher nutrition requirements, and taking a prenatal vitamin makes it easier for your health to acquire a complete nutrition and may prevent from some birth defects as well.

You may refer to here to find the best prenatal vitamins.

  • Tip 3 Exercising

You should exercise every day during your pregnancy. With a certain level of physical activity, either it is helpful for decreasing the risk of gestational diabetes, also it helps you keep from increasing excessive body weight in pregnancy. Your overweight is not only raises the risk of gestational diabetes, but it may lead you to a higher blood pressure.

You do not need to spend plenty of time in the gym to keep an energetic life. There are several simple things that you can do to get more activity in your daily life. You can have a brisk walk or swim a couple of laps around the swimming pool. Strolling and swimming are two best exercises that are suitable for pregnant women.

You can divide your exercise time into your morning, noon and evening. Don’t be in haste, just take your time with your family.

  • Tip 4 Natural remedies

Don’t worry too much even if you’re already with gestational diabetes. One well-designed research, with placebo-controlled, observed 30 women who were in gestational diabetes, and shown that supplement which contains chromium with dose of 4 or 8 mcg chromium picolinate per kilogram of women’s weight, had benefits for the improvement of blood sugar level.

Vitamin B6 is also suggested to be helpful for blood sugar control, but we don’t have too much evidence to prove its effectiveness.

Reducing your weight if you’re overweight before you plan to conceive, eat healthily, never try any garbage food, take certain exercising and some pregnant vitamins will definitely minimum the risk of gestational diabetes.



Nancy Nelson