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Linda Basile-CDE joins us to discuss Gestational Diabetes

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It's Mother's Day and we are all grateful for our Mom's-so let's discuss what one can do that is at risk-or finds out they are at risk once they become pregnant- and just go over a few things that can help. 

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Some women are prescribed insulin injections until delivery. If you are put on insulin, you may need to carry something sweet with you at all times. This helps you stay on track if you suddenly feel light-headed and weak, which are signs of low blood sugar. Low blood sugar is uncommon in gestational diabetes, but can occur in women taking insulin and can be dangerous

Your doctor may suggest you do light to moderate exercise in order to lose weight or to improve your blood circulation. This may depend on how well your pregnancy is progressing, and if you do not have any other underlying ailments preventing you from exercising.

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