Gestational Diabetes

Practice Guidance Toolkit

Key Nutrition Issues


Gestational diabetes (GDM) is defined as hyperglycemia that is first recognized during pregnancy (1). Gestational diabetes is a risk factor for the future development of type 2 diabetes. Women with GDM should be evaluated and followed by a registered dietitian to ensure that nutrition therapy promotes euglycemia, appropriate weight gain and adequate nutritional intake.

This toolkit discusses the following key nutrition issues for women with gestational diabetes:
  • recommended weight
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Last Updated: 2023-05-01