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Are bananas safe to eat if you have gestational diabetes?

Are bananas safe to eat if you have gestational diabetes?

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 carbs are not "bad", and in fact, are important. However, too many carbs is bad. ...Read more

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Dr. Alison Stuebe
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Gestational Diabetes (Definition)

Gestational diabetes occurs in women who are pregnant. Prior to becoming pregant the woman was not diabetic and once the woman delivers the baby the diabetes goes away, although she has a higher chance of getting non-insulin-dependent diabetes in the future. With gestational diabetes, hormones from the pregnancy ...Read more


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Are pomegranates safe to eat if you have gestational diabetes?

Are pomegranates safe to eat if you have gestational diabetes?

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 otherwise. ...Read more

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Are bananas okay to eat with gestational diabetes?

Are bananas okay to eat with gestational diabetes?

Bananas ; pregnancy: Bananas are fine to eat in patients with gestational diabetes as long as you are counting the carbohydrate component in your diet. ...Read more

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I wanted to know when you have gestational diabetes what is the best thing to eat first thing in morning?

I wanted to know when you have gestational diabetes what is the best thing to eat first thing in morning?

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 regimen, not just one small part of it. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to eat calamari with gestational diabetes?

Is it possible for me to eat calamari with gestational diabetes?

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). ...Read more

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Am I more likely to get gestational diabetes if I eat a lot of meat?

Am I more likely to get gestational diabetes if I eat a lot of meat?

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). ...Read more

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What can I eat after I deliver my baby if I have gestational diabetes?

What can I eat after I deliver my baby if I have gestational diabetes?

Balanced diet: By definition, gestational diabetes is present only during pregnancy. After delivery, your diabetes should resolve. That being said, you should still continue to eat a well-balanced diet as you are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes later life. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Food Safety (Definition)

Food safety refers to the safe preparation and storage of food in the home. Most often, this refers to adequately cooking meats to kill off harmful bacteria. Food safety may also refer to the safe production of food ...Read more


Dr. Michael Carson
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Diabetes Onset During Pregnancy (Definition)

Gestational diabetes is the onset of diabetes in the mother during pregnancy. Symptoms include increased thirst and increased urination, and may lead to a ...Read more