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Source: The Guide to Community Preventive Services
Last Reviewed: December 2017
Workgroups: Diabetes Workgroup
The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) recommends lifestyle interventions delivered in the first 2 trimesters of pregnancy to reduce the risk of gestational diabetes. These interventions actively encourage women to eat a healthy diet and get physical activity. CPSTF found strong evidence of effectiveness for interventions providing supervised exercise classes, either alone or in combination with other components. CPSTF found sufficient evidence of effectiveness for interventions that provide education and counseling for diet or physical activity, diet activities (e.g., meal plan, food diary, individualized support), or a combination of these components.
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Guide to Community Preventive Services. (2017). Pregnancy health: lifestyle interventions to reduce the risk of gestational diabetes. Retrieved from https://www.thecommunityguide.org/findings/pregnancy-health-lifestyle-interventions-reduce-risk-gestational-diabetes