Community Health Network

Ranked among the nation's most integrated healthcare systems, Community Health Network is Central Indiana's leader in providing convenient access to exceptional healthcare services, where and when patients need them—in hospitals, health pavilions, workplaces, schools and homes.

Explore Community

Close
News

Health Story

News for Healthier Living

Health Tip: Understanding Gestational Diabetes

(HealthDay News) -- If you have gestational diabetes -- which develops while you're pregnant -- your goal is to keep your blood sugar at or below the same level as the average pregnant woman without the disease.

The American Diabetes Association offers this advice for women with gestational diabetes:

  • Follow any special meal plan and physical activity recommendations from your doctor.
  • Keep your worries in perspective. Understand that with the right care and treatment, you can have a healthy pregnancy.
  • Look ahead. Although your gestational diabetes will most likely go away after your baby is born, you are at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
  • Lose any excess weight, and make healthy food choices.

-- Diana Kohnle

Copyright © 2013 HealthDay. All rights reserved.

Health Day

Proud sponsors

  • Indiana Fever
  • Indianapolis Indians
  • Indiana Pacers
  • Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing
  • Indy Eleven
  • Indy Fuel

Health and wellness shopping

  • Home Health Medical online store for medical supplies and equipment
  • Wellspring Pharmacy
  • FigLeaf Boutique
  • Jasmine gift shop