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Old 07-27-2010, 09:33 PM
ezziriah ezziriah is offline
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Default Needing Advice about GD

I'm currently 25 weeks pregnant and was tested yesterday should know in a few days what the result of my test was. However, I do know that my levels are all over the place. I really am scared that I'm going to give my little boy diabeetes. Can any of you give me any resources as far as a diet goes while pregnant or any tips? cause I know being pregnant you can't go on a diet but I have no where to begin.
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Old 08-02-2010, 04:28 PM
carlayok carlayok is offline
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Well I have 12 weeks and have GD. Basically you need a low carbo diet my dietitian have me
To eat 3 meal with
No more than 45 grams of carbo and a lot protein like cheese , meat, etc also 3 snacks with more than 15 grams of carbohydrate . Please read the nutrition facts always. Avoid eating deserts or juices from concentrate. Cook every meal from scratch
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Old 08-07-2010, 06:29 AM
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Aloha,

I am a diabetic and agree with Carla, try not to exceed 45 carbs per meal and 15 carbs per snack.

This app really help me track my levels and forward them to my doc. Do you know what is your avg level?
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Old 11-05-2010, 03:24 PM
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This is my second time having GD. I max my carbs at 30 per meal and 15 carbs for each snack. Hope that helps.
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Old 01-21-2011, 05:54 PM
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Like everyone else said, watch your carbs! Never skip a meal or snack...that will help keep your sugars level. Also after eating, try to get up and move (walk, clean around the house, etc). Listen to your Dr and do what he says!
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Old 04-26-2011, 02:57 PM
princessgloria16 princessgloria16 is offline
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This is my first pregnancy and I was devastated to find out I had GD. The midwives sent me to meet with a nutritionist who set up an eating plan for me:

Breakfast: 30 carbs
Snack: 30 carbs
Lunch: 45 carbs
Snack: 30 carbs
Dinner: 60 carbs
Snack: 15 carbs

I generally stay under those limits, but I found there are some foods that I can get away with a little more carbs. Complex carbs seem to work better for me than simple carbs.

I know how you feel though. When they diagnosed me it was a week before I could get a meeting with the dietician and that may have been the longest week ever trying to figure out what I could and could not eat. I hope this helps you!!
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Old 09-18-2011, 10:43 PM
hudson007 hudson007 is offline
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You can be put on a diet. ie: a gestational diabetic diet. it's a low fat, low sugar diet with blood sugar monitoring and snacks on a strict schedule. Calm down, eat healthy, have good sleeping habits, and exercise. You will be fine.
Melissa Hanks RN
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Old 09-20-2011, 04:10 PM
stefmeck stefmeck is offline
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After my dx with GD, I was referred to a diabetic educator and she gave me a meter, resource book and guidelines tailored to fit me. I send them my numbers each week using GB and I also send med logs with that. I am high risk due to age, high blood pressure and now GD. Being a nurse helps with taking the insulin shots. Ask for the insulin pen rather than vials and syringes if your insurance will cover it as it is so much easier to use and does not need to be refridged like the vials. Also ask to be referred to an educator. They are a valuable resource. Good luck. I am sure you will do fine with the shots once you learn what to do.
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