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El tratamiento y control de la diabetes gestacional involucra modificaciones en el estilo de vida (como consumir una dieta saludable y comenzar un programa de ejercicio), examinación frecuente de azúcar sanguínea diaria; y posiblemente insulina.

El tratamiento de diabetes gestacional tiene el objetivo de controlar su nivel de azúcar sanguínea, de ese modo reduciendo posibles complicaciones para usted y su bebé.

El tratamiento involucra lo siguiente:

Cambios en el estilo de vida
Medicamentos - insulina
Terapias alternativas y complementarias
Otros tratamientos

Para la diabetes gestacional, los procedimientos quirúrgicos no son una opción de tratamiento.

Referencias:

American Diabetes Associationwebsite. Disponible en: http://www.diabetes.org/home.jsp .

National Institute of Child Health & Human Developmentwebsite. Disponible en: http://www.nichd.nih.gov/ .

Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes 2006 III. Detection and diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus. Diabetes Care. 2006;29:S7

Crowther CA, Hiller JE, Moss JR, et al. Effect of treatment of gestational diabetes mellitus on pregnancy outcomes. N Engl J Med. 2005; 352:2477-2486.



Last reviewed septiembre 2012 by Andrea Chisholm

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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