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What is the correct type and amount of foods to eat with gestational diabetes?
I'm pregnant (23 weeks) and found out the other day that I failed my 1 hour glucose test.
I had this condition years ago when i had my first child. But I cant seep to remeber the appropriate diet. What is the recommended diet for pregnant women with GD?

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First off, congratulations on being pregnant with your second. I would speak with a registered dietitian. My understanding is you need to balance carbohydrates, protein and fat intake. Here are some general guidelines I found:

Reduce the amount of dietary fat. The current American Diabetes Association guidelines advise that less than 7 - 10% of calories should come from saturated fat. These are the fats that raise LDL ("bad") cholesterol. Dietary cholesterol should be less than 200 - 300 mg per day. Additionally, intake of trans-unsaturated fats should be minimized. T

Keep protein intake in the range of 15 - 20% of total calories. Choices low in fat are recommended such as nonfat dairy products, legumes, skinless poultry, fish and lean meats. A portion of poultry, fish, or lean meat is about the size of a deck of cards.

Carbohydrate choices should come from whole grains breads or cereals, pasta, brown rice, beans, fruits and vegetables. Increasing dietary fiber is a general guideline for the entire population rather than specifically for people with diabetes. Portions and type of carbohydrate affect calories and is reflected by weight and blood glucose control. Learning to read labels for total carbohydrate rather than sugar provides the best information for blood sugar control.

Limit sources of high-calorie and low-nutritional-value foods, including those with a high content of sugars. Sugar-containing foods should be substituted for other carbohydrate sources (such as potatoes) instead of just adding them on to the meal.

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Years ago, before they knew people got this in 1971, i almost went into a coma, because of this while pregnant, i was put on a special diet, i lost weight very fast, had a urinary infection, and penicillin shots three times a day. I was in hospital for 11 days. my side was hurting i had went to one doctor because i was so sick, he said it was morning sickness. a doctor i found near me, took one urine test, and showed pure sugar in my urine. I am not sure if you can get test tape still, you just urine on it it will change colors. if not in the stores there is a website. diabetewholesale.com, i do believe they have great things. i then with second child 1975 got again but was very careful. I wish you luck with you child. with my first i only weighted 113 lb. after in hospital i was 82 lbs. when i had her breech, i had nothing, she came out fine. and healthy, my second i weighted 126lbs. and he was fine. now i think they both have hypoglocimia, when you are done being pregnant, what yourself, and weight, that will help so you do not get diabetes, my sister has it, her son had it, my mothers mother died of it back in the 1920's they did not know alot about back then. watch the foods that turn to sugar like breads.. and read read read. good luck

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What should be a good diet for a pregnant lady?

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What is the balanced diet for a pregnant woman?

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My mother had gestational diabetes when she was pregnant with me and during that time research on diabetes was still in its infancy. Congratulations on being pregnant and you're lucky to have so much more information about diabetes in this day and age.
Best of luck

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Omg, this happened to my sister on her last pregnancy. I'm still looking for a great answer so that we will know how to take care of her on her next pregnancy. buy retweets

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