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What are some breakfast ideas if you have gestational diabetes?

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Dr. James Chu
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Chu
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Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics

In brief: Oatmeal

You want starches that are low in glycemic index (release sugars slowly), and low fat proteins.
Oatmeal would be a great choice, poi (if you are in hawai'i), egg whites, or plain yogurt. Berries and melons are also excellent low glycemic index fruits.

In brief: Oatmeal

You want starches that are low in glycemic index (release sugars slowly), and low fat proteins.
Oatmeal would be a great choice, poi (if you are in hawai'i), egg whites, or plain yogurt. Berries and melons are also excellent low glycemic index fruits.
Dr. David Liu
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