Short answer, perhaps nothing. Our first step will be to evaluate you to see if you need to change anything at all. Some women are already eating healthy and exercising regularly, so they don’t need to change anything. (If this seems confusing or contradictory to you, please refer back to my “What is Gestational Diabetes?” FAQ.)

But we will start with an honest evaluation. Most women with gestational diabetes do discover that they need to make some diet and exercise changes in their lives. We can help you with this process. It is a process, and it can be a lot to take in if you do have to make a lot of lifestyle changes. But we will do everything we can to help you make the necessary healthy adjustments in order to help protect you and your baby from the long term side effects of uncontrolled blood sugar.