Dietary manipulation as a primary treatment strategy for pregnancies complicated by diabetes.

@article{JovanovicPeterson1990DietaryMA,
  title={Dietary manipulation as a primary treatment strategy for pregnancies complicated by diabetes.},
  author={L G Jovanovic-Peterson and Charles Matthew Peterson},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Nutrition},
  year={1990},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={320-5}
}
The mainstay of management for gestational diabetic women (GDM) has been dietary. If it is inadequate to sustain normoglycemia, insulin therapy must be initiated. We studied whether we could prevent macrosomia by insulin therapy based on four daily self blood glucose levels (SBG). Fifty GDM, ages 28-39 years were, recruited to the study. They were divided based on fasting glucose (FBS) level on the glucose tolerance test (GTT): those with FBS less than 90 mg/dl were managed by diet alone; those… CONTINUE READING