Lowering your risk of gestational diabetes

Signe N. Stafne of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim told Reuters Health said that exercise begun in the second half of pregnancy might not have the same effect on gestational diabetes that it does on type 2. "It could be that exercise before pregnancy and in early pregnancy is more important, due to the metabolic changes that occur in early pregnancy."

But even if it doesn't reduce your risk of GD, you do benefit from moderate exercise. It improves your overall health and helps keep your weight gain within the recommended limits.

Are you at a high risk for gestational diabetes? How will you work to reduce lower it?

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