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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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...