Pregnancy Health: Lifestyle Interventions to Reduce the Risk of Gestational Diabetes
Description of Resource:
The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) recommends lifestyle interventions delivered during the first 2 trimesters of pregnancy to reduce the risk of gestational diabetes. The CPSTF finds strong evidence of effectiveness for interventions that provide lifestyle interventions with supervised exercise classes, either alone or in combination with other components. The CPSTF finds sufficient evidence of effectiveness for interventions that provide education and counseling for diet or physical activity, diet-related activities (e.g., meal plan, food diary, individualized support), or a combination of these components. Lifestyle interventions actively encourage women to eat a healthy diet and be physically active.