When you have diabetes during pregnancy
If you have gestational diabetes, you may have some concerns and worries.
- When untreated, gestational diabetes can be serious.
- When treated, complications can be managed and prevented.
This manual can help you understand what’s happening to your body, how gestational diabetes is affecting you and your baby, and how it can be controlled.
For many women, gestational diabetes can be managed by
Some women also need to have insulin injections.
You're not alone
Remember, many women with gestational diabetes have given birth to healthy babies. Many people are ready to support you.
Have your health care provider give you the names and phone numbers of people who can help. Write this information on the resource worksheet.
Resource information worksheet
Forms and worksheets
My meal plan
Examples of carbohydrate choices
Checking and recording blood glucose levels