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A 42-year-old member asked:

Which type of diet is for gestational diabetes?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Nutritionist: Most of the obstetricians I have worked with referred women with gestational diabetes to a class on the subject or to work with a nutritionist. I think this is quiet important. Frankly, it would be difficulty to teach the concepts of eating with diabetes in 400 words or less.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

What should I expect my diet to be while I have gestational diabetes?

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Dr. Michael Carson
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Balanced: You'll be referred to a dietician to review the types of food and how much. You should avoid simple carbohydrates such as desserts and white flour. Brown grains are much better at helping avoid spikes in the blood sugar. You still need "carbs", just balance them with protein and fats.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What is a healthy diet if you have gestational diabetes?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Carson
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
One That's Balanced: Carbs are necessary, but too much of anything isn't good. Work with a dietician to find out how to eat a diet that balances the correct amount of carbs (brown wheat/grains are better because they will not increase the blood sugar as much as white), proteins and fat. Avoid simple sugars (ice cream, sugar etc.) and white flour when possible.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What kind of diet is best for preventing gestational diabetes?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lori Wagner
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Well balanced: The american diabetes association recommends a diet that is well-balanced. But the main issue is not gaining too much weight during pregnancy. Make sure to monitor your weight with your ob, gaining as deemed individually appropriate. The heavier you were when you got pregnant, the less weight you may need to gain during the pregnancy.
Last updated Sep 29, 2016


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