What should be the daily carbohydrate intake for someone with type 2 diabetes or gestational diabetes?
That's a hard one. If you are looking for a carved in stone #, I won't give you one. It depends on your current weight, the weight you've gained so far in your pregnancy, the severity of your diabetes etc. Your best bet would be to talk it over with your nutritionist, who should help you make out a plan and suggest a menu or two that you may follow.
Variable. That would depend on your energy output and size and the number of babies in utero. Generally about half your calories should be carbohydrates. For average size woman 150 grams or more. With gestational diabetes one should avoid adding simple sugar.
How many grams of carbohydrates should a person with type 2 diabetes or gestational diabetes intake a day?
No definite # There is no definite # on that. It will depend on your prepregnancy weight, the weight you've gained throughout your pregnancy, the severity of your diabetes. The calorie intake increases in the second and third trimester by ~ 300 calories/day. Of which ~65% should come from carbohydrates.
Depends on exercise. The best approach is to eat 6 small equal meals a day with good quality protein, fresh vegetables, and colorful berries at each meal. The carbohydrates from fruit, a non starchy grain like quinoa, or non starchy beans like black beans or lentils with plenty of fiber in small meals will not elevate blood sugar especially if each meal is followed by about 10 minutes of walking or other moves.
If you have gestational diabetes while pregnant, does the risk of developing type 2 diabetes increase with each pregnancy that you have gdm?
Risk increases. Women who have had gestational diabetes are seven times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than women who have not had gestational diabetes.
Yes. Women with gestational diabetes have about a 40-50% chance of developing overt diabetes within the next 20 years. Also, women have a 40% chance of having gestational diabetes again during their next pregnancy.
I have problems with fatigue and shakiness. I also bruise for no reason. I had gestational diabetes with my last prenancy. Type 2 diabetes symptoms?
Maybe. The fatigue can occur with high blood sugar and the shakiness can occur with low blood sugar. Both can occur with pre diabetes. The bruising is probably not related. See your doctor to get tested for sugar and bruising.