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Pregnant with gestational diabetes: healthy tips

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After speaking with a nutritionist, this is the diet I was put on and what I am following today...


*No more than 15 carbs


*Eat no more than 30-45 carbs


*Eat no more than 30-45 carbs.


I have heard that it is common to fail the 1hr test and that the 3hr test is more accurate. If you fail the second test that it means you have gestational diabetes and you will have to adjust your diet and check your blood sugars to keep them under control.


I had gestational diabetes with my son. If that is the case it is completely managable. Usually they start by having you watch your diet and test you blood sugar levels. If your levels remain to high you may have to use insulin. I just needed to watch my diet. Less sugary foods, be careful of eating too many carbs, and more water. A lot of it is casued by the pregnancy hormones blocking the production of insulin. The doctor should educate you on all of it.


Diabetes runs in my family as well but I am not sure if those are symptoms but like everyone else has stated I think you may want to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Idk if this option was available to you but my Midwife is having me take the "sugar" test twice and early to see if gestational diabetes is something that may happen to me since my gm, and mother both have diabetes and my sister had gestational diabetes with her first child.


A healthy diet often focuses on fruits, vegetables and whole grains — foods that are high in nutrition and fiber and low in fat and calories — and limits highly refined carbohydrates, including sweets. No single diet is right for every woman. You may want to consult a registered dietitian or a diabetes educator to create a meal plan based on your current weight, pregnancy weight gain goals, blood sugar level, exercise habits, food preferences and budget.

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