What is gestational diabetes you ask? If you could see her you’d notice the skin is still rather translucent and thin, with little visible veins running through. The UK Pregnancies Better Eating and Activity Trial (UPBEAT) is a randomised controlled trial done at antenatal clinics in eight hospitals in multi-ethnic, inner-city locations in the UK. Half of the women were placed in a control group where they were given standard antenatal care and advice, whilst the other half were assigned to eight, weekly, health trainer-led sessions. GDM is caused when insulin receptors do not function properly. The medical world has known for over a decade that obesity is rising at an alarming rate. You will be asked to increase your blood glucose monitoring to at least seven times a day – before and after meals and before bed.
Insulin, test strips and your blood glucose test monitor can be effected by extreme temperature and so it’s best to keep your testing kit and insulin away from direct