Between 3-8 pregnant women out of 100 will develop diabetes during pregnancy, a condition known as gestational diabetes. However, it can be treated by making healthy lifestyle choices to control blood sugar. Eating healthy foods, like fruits and vegetables, while avoiding sugar-rich items, like soda or punch, is an important strategy for diabetes control. Exercise, after consulting with your physician, and generally staying active can also play a key role in ensuring that you have the healthiest pregnancy possible.
Reviewed by Dr. Jen Lincoln, December 2018