Diabetes is caused by too much glucose (sugar) in the blood. Diabetes in pregnancy is known as gestational diabetes, but what causes it?
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The Facebook page was one of the only things that kept me sane when I originally got the diagnosis, its so nice to know you're not on your own and the help and education around all things GD is a god send.
This was the website and community I needed in my first GD pregnancy! I was so grateful to have had it during my second one. Goldmine of information and amazing support network just when I needed it most.
Most definitely the GD bible!! The brownies are a life saver and I continue to use many of the recipes post baby.
The only place to really learn about GD, with the added bonus of some fantastic recipes to help you along your journey.
The advice from the dietitian left me lost, if my midwife hadn’t recommended this website I don’t know what I would have done! Thanks to GD UK I learnt a lot about the food I eat and had a healthy GD journey.
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GD UK is amazing it helped me through my 5th pregnancy. The support and information given to me was 10 times better then what was given to me from my local NHS GD team
This website and the associated Facebook groups became my GD bible and support group from diagnosis to birth and beyond. Great recipes that are tried and tested. Thank you.
Realistic and well researched advice which resulted in the best possible outcome for our GD journey.
Two healthy 6lb babies born from loving peer support, masses of cheese and eggs as well as Jo’s amazing guilt free recipes such as Chocolate brownies, lemon mousse and Chicken Stroganoff! Thank you my saviours!
The membership desserts are amazing and the Facebook page saved my sanity!
Without this website and group, my pregnancy would have been an awful lot more scary and worrying - and membership was worth it for the brownie recipe alone!
Couldn't have gotten through my pregnancy as well without the support from this group 💗
Medication for gestational diabetes
If blood sugar levels cannot be lowered and stabilised through diet and exercise alone then you will need the help of medication in the form of oral tablets and/or insulin to help lower your blood sugar levels. Here are the three things which are used in gestational diabetes to lower levels...