Nutrition Therapy & GDM
The main aim of nutritional therapy is to normalize the blood glucose level in conjunction with exercise and insulin therapy if needed. Balanced Nutrition not only fulfills optimal dietary requirements of developing fetus and mother but also prevents recurrence of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) and the onset of Type-2 Diabetes:
• The nutritional need of a gestational diabetic woman is similar to the need of a normal pregnant woman. Therefore, there is no separate diet preparation required.
• Need to focus on portion control and source of carbohydrate.
• Focus should be on consuming a balanced diet with all the nutrients required for the nourishment of the baby.
Eating healthy food is an important part of managing gestational diabetes