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What are some breakfast ideas if you have gestational diabetes?

What are some breakfast ideas if you have gestational diabetes?

Limit carb intake: Most women with gestational diabetes are more insulin-resistant in the morning , so they need to eat lower amounts of carb at breakfast than at lunch or dinner, in order to maintain post-meal sugar control. Many patients need to limit <30 gm of carb at breakfast to keep post-meal glucose <130. Consider good protein such as egg white, turkey sausage, peanut butter, low-fat cheese for breakfast use. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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Could you tell me what are some breakfast ideas when you have gestational diabetes?

Could you tell me what are some breakfast ideas when you have gestational diabetes?

Watch the carbs: Carbs are important energy source but often we eat too much especially if diabetes is a prob. Try to eat small piece of fruit or 1 piece of toast with mix of protein and fat such as eggs, and lean meat, snack of string cheese or greek yogurt for calcium. Generally try to eat 45 gm carbs with meals and 15 gm carb for snack in between meals. ...Read more

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What are some breakfast and snack ideas when you have gestational diabetes?

What are some breakfast and snack ideas when you have gestational diabetes?

Paleo diet/low carb: Contrary to popular belief, to improve diabetes, cholesterol, and weight, stop high carb foods (grains, lentils, potatoes based items). Avoid milk protein since it causes insulin resistance. Eggs, fish, meats, vegetables, avocados, some saturated fat (butter, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. This can help avoid meds. For meal ideas: https://kaushikmd.com/ ...Read more

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What are some good meal ideas for gestational diabetes?

What are some good meal ideas for gestational diabetes?

Lo carb, no sugar: Gestational diabetes is the result of excessive sugar and carbohydrate intake which causes high blood sugar levels, which then make your Insulin levels rise. Plus the hormone changes in preg make prob worse. . Over time the chronically high Insulin levels lead to Insulin resistance and you will need to make higher and higher levels of insulin. A lo carb, no sugar diet is effective for many women. ...Read more

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What are some meal ideas for someone with gestational diabetes?

What are some meal ideas for someone with gestational diabetes?

You don't: Need tips, you need a well-formulated and specific diet and exercise plan designed for you alone. Check w/a good registered dietitian. ...Read more

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What meal and snack ideas for gestational diabetes actually work?

What meal and snack ideas for gestational diabetes actually work?

Lo carb, no sugar: Gestational diabetes is the result of excessive sugar and carbohydrate intake which causes high blood sugar levels, which then make your Insulin levels rise. Plus the hormone changes in preg make prob worse. . Over time the chronically high Insulin levels lead to Insulin resistance and you will need to make higher and higher levels of insulin. A lo carb, no sugar diet is effective for many women. ...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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With gestational diabetes when do I have baby docs said they won't let go full term do u have any idea what week docs normally want us to have baby ?

With gestational diabetes when do I have baby docs said they won't let go full term do u have any idea what week docs normally want  us to have baby ?

Baby: I don't quite understand your doctor's plan. 6 years after my mother was diagnosed with diabetes - not many ways to take control of diabetes in those days - she gave birth to my youngest brother now aged 64. The clinical world has moved forward dramatically since then and I don't understand the reason for your doctor's concern. Let me know the reasons please. ...Read more

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 33 weeks pregnant with gestational diabetes. I hate the idea of being induced again as with my 1st, will taking raspberry tea help bring labor on?

 33 weeks pregnant with gestational diabetes. I hate the idea of being induced again as with my 1st, will taking raspberry tea help bring labor on?

33 weeks pregnant: No raspberry won't bring labor on. That said, do not worry. My twin gransdaughters (not identical) came 7 or 8 weeks early with a combined birthweight close to 4 lbs. They are now age 8 and gorgeous girls (not that I'm biased). If delivery is normal be grateful. If delivery is early be even more grateful that the team will look after baby and you. ...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


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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