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What to eat with pregnancy diabetes?

What to eat with pregnancy diabetes?

Gestational Diabetes: Recommend that you receive nutrition counseling from a nutritionist. Gestational diabetes requires a moderate amount of education to help prepare the mother. ...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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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

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What foods to eat in diabetes?

What foods to eat in diabetes?

Heathy: Well balanced diet but leave out the sweets and watch the amount of things like potatoes, pastas and breads. Should be more poultry , fish and fresh fruits and veggies alone with some dairy. Google the american diabetic association for more information ...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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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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Can you tell me how is gestational diabetes correlated to polyhydramnios?

Can you tell me how is gestational diabetes correlated to polyhydramnios?

Diabetes is a cause: Diabetes or Gestational Diabetes are known to sometimes cause polyhydramnios. If diabetes is the cause, the baby will be larger than expected for its stage of development. ...Read more

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What level of blood sugar during gestational diabetes causes you to have big babies?

What level of blood sugar during gestational diabetes causes you to have big babies?

Pattern not number: Baby begins to make their own Insulin during mid pregnancy & any moment that moms levels are high will push glucose across the placenta, forcing baby to store the excess as fat.Any maternal levels above normal can lead to enlarged organs, defects, large baby & the need for IV fluid treatment after birth . The better mom's control, the less problems for baby, the worse control, the bigger the pbs. ...Read more

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What is a healthy diet if you have gestational diabetes?

What is a healthy diet if you have gestational diabetes?

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. ...Read more

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Hypoglycemic with geststional diabetes, what to do?

Hypoglycemic with geststional diabetes, what to do?

Hypoglycemic: I am wondering when you are becoming hypoglycemic. Are you using insulin? Hypoglycemia can be even more dangerous in the short-term that hyperglycemia. It is important to optimize your blood sugar while you are pregnant. High blood sugar makes for a very large baby, which can increase the risk for a necessary c-section and certain problems with the baby. Work with a good doctor on this. ...Read more

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What meal and snack ideas for gestational diabetes actually work?

Low carb: You can try plain fat free greek yogurt topped with fresh blueberries aned a tall glass of water, or celery with peanut butter on it. ...Read more

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What to eat on a hypoglycemia diet?

What to eat on a hypoglycemia diet?

Diabetic diet: A diabetic diet is good for both high and low blood sugars. Avoid fast carbs, white sugar, refined flour foods, high fat foods. Instead eat smaller amounts, proteins, complex carbs, eat more frequently. The goal is to avoid spikes in your metabolism. Okay to check in with your doc. Be well. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a high level of blood sugar during gestational diabetes to have big babies?

Anyone know what is a high level of blood sugar during gestational diabetes to have big babies?

Over 140: A blood sugar of 140 will enable diagnosis of gestational diabetes. If you have been diagnosed, your baby is in danger of growing at a too large rate. This causes the baby's system to produce insulin at a higher rate, which fuels growth. There are multiple complications at risk. You can use exercise to bring blood sugar back to normal range. Be sure and follow your doctor's orders to a T. ...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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How do you know if you have diabetes or it is gestational diabetes? Is 14wks too soon for gestational diabetes?

How do you know if you have diabetes or it is gestational diabetes? Is 14wks too soon for gestational diabetes?

It's easy: For your doctor to test for gestational diabetes, and should be done in all pregnancies. Gestational diabetes can occur as early as 14 weeks, particularly if you're obese and have a positive family history of diabetes. Check w/your ob, . ...Read more

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What to eat, as a diabetic, before exercising to keep sugars from dropping?

What to eat, as a diabetic, before exercising to keep sugars from dropping?

Complex carbs. : Try to eat a light meal of complex carbohydrates and fiber about two hours before exercising. This will hopefully assure that you'll have an adequate supply of carbohydrates to avoid hypoglycemia during exercise. You should check your blood sugar after exercising as a gauge to make sure your carbohydrate supply is carrying you through. ...Read more

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I'm borderline diabetic. Confused about what food to eat. What to do?

I'm borderline diabetic. Confused about what food to eat. What to do?

Simple approaches..: See my diet sheet www.schwartzdiabetesdoc. Com, newsletter 3- or more recent version near bottom of list avoid simple sugars or just get rid of 200 cal/day of usual intake and you'll lose 2 lbs/ month. ...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


Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more