Preventing Diabetes after having Gestational Diabetes. After having a taste of what it is like to have diabetes while pregnant you probably wantto do what you can to avoid getting type 2 diabetes. The management of diabetes isn’thard but the complications that can occur and having to take insulin daily can take theirtoll. The good news is there are things that you can do to lessen the chances that you willnot be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
The same methods that were used during your pregnancy to manage your diabetes can beutilized to help prevent you getting diabetes later in life. Eating a balanced diet is goodadvice for anyone but for someone that could get diabetes it is even more important.
Small meals that include multiple food groups and combining them whenever possiblewith protein are better choices than large unbalanced meals.
Physical exercise will continue to play a role in your health. It will help your bodyprocess the food that you eat and burn off any extra glucose in your system. Activity willgive you more energy and if you followed the doctor’s orders during pregnancy youshould already be in the habit of going for regular walks every day.
If you are overweight, by losing a few pounds you can help your body process the foodyou consume. In type 2 diabetes you become insulin resistant, your pancreas cannot keepup with your insulin needs and there is a need to supplement with injections or when youare not pregnant you can take an oral pill. But if you lose weight, you will lessen yourinsulin needs and in turn take the strain off of your pancreas.
These tips may not prevent you from ever getting type 2 diabetes but they will lessen thechances or delay the onset of getting the disease.