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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

Dr. Michael Carson
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Diabetes Onset During Pregnancy (Definition)

Gestation diabetes is diabetes that occurs during pregnancy. This develops when pregnancy hormones change a patient's metabolism so that they can not regulate their blood sugar. A patient with GDM will have to go on a low sugar and low carb diet and monitor blood sugars very carefully. Sometimes they will require medications. There is a 30% chance ...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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Since I have gestational diabetes, should I change what I eat after I deliver my baby?

Since I have gestational diabetes, should I change what I eat after I deliver my baby?

Best to change now: It is probably most important for your baby for you to be most attentive to your diet now rather than waiting til after your baby is born. The environment in utero is very important to your baby and if your blood sugar levels are constantly high, your baby can be at risk for a number of conditions that can affect him or her at birth and thereafter. Talk with your OB on a recommended diet for now. ...Read more

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Hello what are the blood suger levels supposed to be in between, that are healthy and safe for baby when I have gestational diabetes?

Hello what are the blood suger levels supposed to be in between, that are healthy and safe for baby when I have gestational diabetes?

Ask your OB!: You are smart to ask this question. I'm sure you have researched it and feel confused. Gestational diabetes is common, and the main complication is large baby size. You know what you need to avoid (sugar!). Excellent hydration will also help keep your blood sugar lower. Moderate exercise will help too. Eat healthy and don't obsess over this. Wising you a safe delivery of a healthy baby! ...Read more

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Can I eat cashew nuts in gestational diabetes?

Can I eat cashew nuts in gestational diabetes?

Yes: Tree nuts, like cashews, are great sources of healthy oil, protein and calcium. All of those are nutrients you need right now. They do not raise blood sugar levels and blunt to blood sugar raising effects of other foods. People who eat nuts are, on average 10 lbs lighter than other people. ...Read more

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If I have gestational diabetes can I still eat ice cream?

If I have gestational diabetes can I still eat ice cream?

A little is OK: There are no foods that are forbidden in diabetes, but the portion size matters. Your doctor likely placed you on a restricted carbs diet. A small amount of ice cream is fine as long as you keep a careful eye on your daily carb count. More info: http://www. Diabetes. Org/diabetes-basics/gestational/how-to-treat-gestational. Html ...Read more

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Can I eat a 1/2 cup of old fashioned oatmeal and some raisins with gestational diabetes?

Can I eat a 1/2 cup of old fashioned oatmeal and some raisins with gestational diabetes?

Ask your OB MD: Ask your treating OB MD who has your entire prenatal care and blood sugars on record. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat beef chorizo (well done of course) with eggs if I have gestational diabetes?

Is it okay to eat beef chorizo (well done of course) with eggs if I have gestational diabetes?

Sounds great!: Eggs and chorizo are great sources of protein. The fat content will be a little high so be aware and don't eat it every day. ...Read more

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Hi I had gestational diabetes and the nutritionist gave a list of food ideas. I don't eat like that. What can I do?

Hi I had gestational diabetes and the nutritionist gave a list of food ideas. I don't eat like that. What can I do?

Become more active: You will likely have the same problem with each pregnancy, so in between increase your aerobic activity level and loose weight if possible. Meet with the dietitian to discuss your specific dietary concerns - unless you really just want to eat lousy foods there are usually healthy alternatives. Otherwise you;ll have to take pills or use Insulin shots. ...Read more

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I'm under a diet plan for gestational diabetes and I get hungry sooner than my next snack/meal. Should I eat something or should I wait?

I'm under a diet plan for gestational diabetes and I get hungry sooner than my next snack/meal. Should I eat something or should I wait?

Consult your DR: Your dietician, ob, or endocrinologist will work with you to select the best foods. Exercise is crucial. You will learn to eat what you need at the times you need food. ...Read more

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32wks pregnant w/ gestational diabetes. Control w/diet. Last 2days eat too much carbs got high reading (124, 153.)2x a day. Did it put baby at risk?

32wks pregnant w/ gestational diabetes. Control w/diet. Last 2days eat too much carbs got high reading (124, 153.)2x a day. Did it put baby at risk?

Yes: It is imperative that you stay on your diet as the baby's risk for Macrosomia (too large baby weight) is dependent upon your diets' compliance or not. When the baby is too large then there is a rash of vaginal delivery complications and inherent risks to the baby's health in general. ...Read more

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I have gestational diabetes and it's at 61 fasting so I eat a sugary treat to get it back up how long should I wait to take my blood sugar again?

I have gestational diabetes and it's at 61 fasting so I eat a sugary treat to get it back up how long should I wait to take my blood sugar again?

One hour: The low blood sugar is a signal that you need to change your way of eating because a sugary treat will cause your blood sugar to continue to bounce. Eat six equal meals with lots of vegetables and avoid sugar, fruit juices, sweet fruits, and processed grains. Relax fora few minutes and do light exercise for 10 minutes if possible after each meal. In a few weeks you will feel much better. ...Read more

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What to do if I have gestational diabetes, I'm pregnant with twins, what type of food am I allowed to eat?

What to do if I have gestational diabetes, I'm pregnant with twins, what type of food am I allowed to eat?

Low carb food: Avoid high carb foods such as grains, lentils, potato based items. Avoid milk protein (cheese, yogurt, milk, etc).

Consume plenty of low carb foods such as eggs, chicken, fish, meats, non starchy vegetables, avocados, some saturated fat (example: butter, coconut oil), olive oil, some nuts.

Please don't hesitate to contact for more help.

Read: https://www. Kaushikmd. Com/category/recipe/ ...Read more

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I have gestational diabetes and my blood sugar levels that I check 4 times a day are at lower edge (around 90), even if I eat many carbs. Wht it means?

I have gestational diabetes and my blood sugar levels that I check 4 times a day are at lower edge (around 90), even if I eat many carbs. Wht it means?

90 is great!: Normal glucose range for someone without diabetes is 60-100, so no dangers whatsoever from a sugar of 90. Target range for a young person with diabetes is 80-120, and a little lower, maybe 70-110, during pregnancy. Sounds like you're doing great! ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with essential thrombocythemia and was wondering if it is safe to have a baby? I also get gestational diabetes, what are the risks?

I've been diagnosed with essential thrombocythemia and was wondering if it is safe to have a baby? I also get gestational diabetes, what are the risks?

It depends: This is a chronic condition, so I need full/complete history. Are you taking any medication for it? Many such cases are part of CML....so I need to see your CBC results and Chromosomal studies for the Philadelphia Chromosome (BCR/ABL Mutation test). If you are not taking any chemotherapy or targeted therapy like Imatinib, you can have a baby. But I need to see your platelet counts and CBC results. ...Read more

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I have gestational diabetes and they have me on a diet but I'm so hungry : (i feel like I'm not able to eat anything. Any ideas to help me feel full?

I have gestational diabetes and they have me on a diet but I'm so hungry : (i feel like I'm not able to eat anything. Any ideas to help me feel full?

Gestational DM: I have gestational diabetes and they have me on a diet but I'm so hungry : (i feel like I'm not able to eat anything. Any ideas to help me feel full? ANS: discuss with your nutritionist and team. Everyone is unique. ...Read more

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I had gestational diabetes. My dad was just diagnosed with type2.I'm113lbs, eat healthy &exercise daily. What do you think my chance of getting it are?

I had gestational diabetes. My dad was just diagnosed with type2.I'm113lbs, eat healthy &exercise daily. What do you think my chance of getting it are?

High: You may already have a form of diabetes known as mody. Also known as monogenetic diabetes. Check your blood sugar fasting. If its over 110 you probably have mody. ...Read more

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Told I have gestational diabetes but also have policystic ovary syndrome. Been informed I may need to choose induction or cesarian. Which is safer?

Told I have gestational diabetes but also have policystic ovary syndrome. Been informed I may need to choose induction or cesarian. Which is safer?

Too variable and: Too complicated a question to answer on the internet. Check w/your doctors and trust their judgement. ...Read more

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I have a Hx of gestational diabetes. I'm 4 wks pregnant now and want to start off right. Which artificial sweeteners are safe during pregnancy?

I have a Hx of gestational diabetes. I'm 4 wks pregnant now and want to start off right. Which artificial sweeteners are safe during pregnancy?

None: If you have had gestational Diabetes in he past most artificial sweeteners that contain aspartane will do you no favors in this pregnancy. Consider modifying that amount of sugar in your diet and possibly substitute honey which is a simple more digestible sugar. Talk to you OB MD about this issue when you make an appointment and congratulations on thinking ahead droning this pregnancy. ...Read more

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What causes gestational diabetes? I'm 20 weeks pregnant and eat healthy, but do enjoy a "splurge" from time to time.

What causes gestational diabetes? I'm 20 weeks pregnant and eat healthy, but do enjoy a "splurge" from time to time.

Gestational diabetes: Gestational diabetes is lack of sufficient Insulin to control blood sugars during pregnancy. "splurging" does not cause it. ...Read more

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I am 32 weeks pregnant with gestational diabetes and test my ketones before I eat in the mornings last few days it has been moderate. What to do?

I am 32 weeks pregnant with gestational diabetes and test my ketones before I eat in the mornings last few days it has been moderate. What to do?

Test Glucose: Ketones can be positive for several reasons, you want to know what your glucose value is. If your glucose is good, a hemoglobin a 1 c may be of help. You may need hydration in the morning. Talk to your doctor. If you have gest diabetes, you should be followed by a physcian for your health and your babies health. ...Read more

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37 weeks pregnant with gestational diabetes. This is my 3rd pregnancy, can I be induced early? Is their away to start dilating on my own? Is it safe?

37 weeks pregnant with gestational diabetes. This is my 3rd pregnancy, can I be induced early? Is their away to start dilating on my own? Is it safe?

Please discuss with: Ob! U can be induced at 39 weeks, no earlier, but that is between u and your doc, unless there is something wrong with you or the baby and I rec an us for efw so you can see if this baby's efw is larger than your first 2. ...Read more

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24 weeks pregnant, having gestational diabetes. Should I avoid fruits intake completely? If not what r the fruits I can eat & quantity to eat? Pls help

Fruits are OK: Along with everything else, in moderation. There are no magic or toxic foods. There is not sufficient info to tell you how much to eat. You need specific instructions for you from a registered dietitian, not generalized and homogenized info from the internet. Make your appointment soon and discuss w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Help please! Is fruit ok when you have gestational diabetes?

Help please! Is fruit ok when you have gestational diabetes?

There is no: Magic, forbidden or necessary foods when you have gestational diabetes. You need to eat a well balanced diet and exercise daily, as well as monitoring your sugar and keeping it in control. Discuss in depth w/your doctors and the other members of your diabetes team, particularly a good registered dietitian. ...Read more

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How to know you have gestational diabetes?

How to know you have gestational diabetes?

Gestational Diabetes: Talk to your doctor who is managing your pregnancy about this. It is pretty routine to be tested. ...Read more

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


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