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What You can Do?

Healthy Diet

In order to keep your blood sugar in a healthy range, it is recommended that you consult with a dietitian or diabetes educator to create a proper meal plan. Things to consider when planning your meals: low in sugar and carbohydrates such as sodas and bread, high in fiber such as fruit, vegetables, whole – grain crackers and cereals. Be sure you are eating a variety of foods so your body has enough vitamins and minerals. Adding 10 grams of fiber to your daily diet can reduce the risk of gestational diabetes by 26%


Being active is a good way to help manage your blood sugar. 30 minutes of moderate activity is a typical for expecting mothers. It is always recommended check with your doctor before engaging in any form on exercise while expecting.

Test Blood Sugar & Monitor Health

It is always advised to attend all scheduled doctors’ visits to ensure that you are being checked regularly. You can also monitor your blood sugar daily – as many times as needed.


  • Lifestyle changes

  • Blood sugar monitoring

  • Medication, if necessary

Dr. Jodie Gwin, OB/Gyn, is in practice with Drs. Clay Maraist and Damian Delhomme. Appointments or for more information: 337.256.8779

Content is for informational and educational purposes only and should not be a substitute for personal professional medical advice or personal consultation with healthcare professionals.

Gestational Diabetes

Jul 26, 2023

Iberia Medical Center

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