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(HealthDay News) -- If you have gestational diabetes -- which develops while you're pregnant -- your goal is to keep your blood sugar at or below the same level as the average pregnant woman without the disease.
- Follow any special meal plan and physical activity recommendations from your doctor.
- Keep your worries in perspective. Understand that with the right care and treatment, you can have a healthy pregnancy.
- Look ahead. Although your gestational diabetes will most likely go away after your baby is born, you are at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
- Lose any excess weight, and make healthy food choices.
-- Diana Kohnle
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