Alternative therapies for the management of gestational diabetes

Clin Perinatol. 1993 Sep;20(3):619-34.


The above is a review of current concepts and theories in GDM. The initial approach to the gestational diabetic women is to discover the problem early in pregnancy, before any sequelae occur. Traditionally, insulin was instituted early in the course of the gestational diabetic pregnancy. With appropriate monitoring, exercise and diet also may provide the mainstay of therapy.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Diabetes, Gestational / diet therapy
  • Diabetes, Gestational / physiopathology
  • Diabetes, Gestational / therapy*
  • Energy Intake*
  • Exercise Therapy*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pregnancy