Q: What is the treatment for gestational diabetes?
A: The main goal is to manage blood sugar levels. This involves:
- Performing 4 capillary glucose checks per day (fasting and one hour after breakfast, lunch and dinner) with a glucose meter.
- Following a balanced personalised diet.
- Measuring urinary ketones every morning
- Following a programme of physical activity, if there is no contraindication
If following the diet and physical activity programmes are not enough to control blood sugar, insulin treatment, the only drug approved for the control of sugar in pregnancy, will be prescribed.