17 weeks pregnant mother

Question: Should I take insulin to control my gestational diabetes problem. Is it safe to take insulin and should I maintain good diet only

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Answer: It is absolutely safe to take insulin, there is no problem in that. But yes you need to control your diet also. Have less of carbohydrates and more of proteins
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