Tribunnews Reporter, Fitri Wulandari
TRIBUNNEWS.COM, JAKARTA – Pregnant women certainly have to be more careful in maintaining their health, because the condition of their bodies can also affect the development of the fetus they contain.
Every pregnant woman has conditions that are certainly not the same from one another.
There are pregnant women who appear healthy and do not suffer from serious illnesses, but there are also special conditions that make them have to be more careful in maintaining their pregnancy, including pregnant women with diabetes.
Then what should pregnant women who have diabetes do, in order to control blood sugar levels during pregnancy?
Internal Medicine Specialist at the Jakarta Islamic Hospital (RSIJ) Cempaka Putih, dr. Sharifah Shakinah, Sp.PD., said that a healthy diet is certainly the most important thing for pregnant women with diabetes, both type 2 diabetes mellitus and gestational diabetes mellitus.
Regulating the diet will certainly make it easier for sufferers to control their sugar levels.
“Indeed number one, whether it’s in (patients) type 2 diabetes mellitus or gestational diabetes mellitus, the first is diet. Because if we don’t start from diet, of course the control will be very difficult,” said dr. Sharifah, in a live talk show on Instagram RSIJ Cempaka Putih, Tuesday (23/11/2021).
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Then what kind of diet control should be done?
He said pregnant women with diabetes must reduce their sugar consumption.
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