Insulin for Gestational Diabetes
Why It Is Used
You will need to take insulin if changing the way you eat and getting regular exercise do not keep your blood sugar in a target range. Keeping your blood sugar in a target range is the best way to prevent problems from gestational diabetes, such as a baby who grows too large or a baby who is born with low blood sugar. Usually, gestational diabetes goes away after your baby is born. Then you no longer need insulin.
People who have Reference type 1 diabetes Opens New Window and some people who have Reference type 2 diabetes Opens New Window also need to take insulin. For information on insulin for these types of diabetes, see the topics Reference Type 1 Diabetes and Reference Type 2 Diabetes.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: May 14, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Alan C. Dalkin, MD - Endocrinology