How physical activity affects blood glucose levels

Physical activity is good for most pregnant women. Being physically active helps insulin work better and can help control your blood glucose level. Check with your health care provider before starting any new physical activity or before adding to your routine.

Walking for 10 to 15 minutes after every meal may help control your blood glucose. If you are able to do this, count it as your physical activity, not as an addition to your daily physical activity.

Related resources

Source: Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Gestational Diabetes: When You Have Diabetes During Pregnancy, third edition, ISBN 1-931876-21-6
Reviewed By: Reviewed by Allina Health's Patient Education Department experts
First Published: 11/27/2006
Last Reviewed: 01/20/2014