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are bananas safe to eat if you have gestational diabetes

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Carson
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: "carbs" are ok, and fruits often have sugars in them. The important issue is that you wok with a dietician and eat a balanced diet. The sugars and car ... Read More
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Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience Family Medicine
High Carb: Bananas are not the best for glycemic index. About 25 g of carb, about twice that of an apple.

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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chu
Dr. James Chu answered
24 years experience Endocrinology
Fruits in moderation: To help patients control gestational diabetes, experts recommend checking 1-hour post-meal sugar levels. If after eating pomegranates (or other fruits ... Read More
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Fruits in moderation: Fruits in moderation are ok. But check your sugars , and if they are consistently high after promgranates, better to avoid
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Pomegranates: Pomegranates are a healthy, low calorie, high-antioxidant-power fruit. It's a nice add-in to an otherwise healthy diet for gestational diabetes or ot ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samer Nakhle
29 years experience Endocrinology
Bananas ; pregnancy: Bananas are fine to eat in patients with gestational diabetes as long as you are counting the carbohydrate component in your diet.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience Endocrinology
Increase risk of: morbidity/ mortality of Mom, fetus, and delivered infant
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Nothing good: Your blood sugars will continue to rise and you could develop major medical issues.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Breakfast: Don't rely on the internet for this important information. Visit your doctor and a good registered dietitian to learn about your entire dietary regime ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience Endocrinology
Yes....if..: They have.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melissa Young
8 years experience Internal Medicine
I think so: From a diabetes standpoint you can have calamari, but i'm honestly not sure if there are restrictions because of the pregnancy ( like tuna).
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
No: You are more likely to get it only if you eat so much meat that you are gaining an excessive/abnormal amount of weight (leading to obesity).
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gray
13 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Balanced diet: By definition, gestational diabetes is present only during pregnancy. After delivery, your diabetes should resolve. That being said, you should still ... Read More
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