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    • Faith177
    • By Faith177 18th Mar 19, 12:57 PM
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    Gestational Diabetes - What to eat??
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    • 18th Mar 19, 12:57 PM
    Gestational Diabetes - What to eat?? 18th Mar 19 at 12:57 PM
    Just had results back and I failed because my fasting blood sugar was high but it went down to normal after I had the drink


    Now comes the problem what the hell do I eat now?


    I've tried doing google searches but everything that comes up involves loads of prep and faffing about and I don't have the time or the inclination for that



    So I'm looking for some quick and easy meal ideas particularly lunches I can grab on the go same with breakfast as I'm terrible at a) remembering to bring lunch in with me or b) wanting to eat what i have brought in
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    • sheramber
    • By sheramber 18th Mar 19, 5:10 PM
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    Have you been referred to a dietician? If not, ask about one.

    Diabetes UK have some information

    https://www.diabetes.org.uk/Diabetes-the-basics/Gestational-diabetes/Diet-and-lifestyle
    • Faith177
    • By Faith177 18th Mar 19, 5:40 PM
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    Have you been referred to a dietician? If not, ask about one.

    Diabetes UK have some information

    https://www.diabetes.org.uk/Diabetes-the-basics/Gestational-diabetes/Diet-and-lifestyle
    Originally posted by sheramber
    Thank you they havenít given me any useful information yet. I have to attend a group session on thursday to be given a monitor but they havenít even given me my numbers from the test I did last week. Just told me Iíd failed because my fasting blood test was high but it went to normal after Iíd had the glucose drink
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    • kadison
    • By kadison 18th Mar 19, 6:17 PM
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    Thank you they haven’t given me any useful information yet. I have to attend a group session on thursday to be given a monitor but they haven’t even given me my numbers from the test I did last week. Just told me I’d failed because my fasting blood test was high but it went to normal after I’d had the glucose drink
    Originally posted by Faith177
    Have they only done one fasting glucose? It could have been high for a number of reasons, if it went down to normal after the glucose drink then I can't see how they'd diagnose diabetes just from that, generally speaking if you had diabetes the result would also be high after the glucose drink.

    Personally I'd ask for a second opinion, one high reading in the morning doesn't make you a diabetic.

    In the meantime, the best thing is a low GI diet as it will help stabilise your blood sugar, so high fibre, low calorie cereals, avoid sugary drinks, brown bread not white etc. Don't worry too much about sugar in things like baked beans, milk etc, and you're fine with most proteins, just make sure you stick to low GI carbs. This is the information my GP gave me for T2.
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    • Cyclizine
    • By Cyclizine 18th Mar 19, 6:24 PM
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    Have they only done one fasting glucose? It could have been high for a number of reasons, if it went down to normal after the glucose drink then I can't see how they'd diagnose diabetes just from that, generally speaking if you had diabetes the result would also be high after the glucose drink.

    Personally I'd ask for a second opinion, one high reading in the morning doesn't make you a diabetic.
    Originally posted by kadison
    I'd disagree with your last sentence. The diagnostic criteria for gestational diabetes are quite strict - only one elevated fasting glucose is required. Gestational diabetes is a different beast to type 2 diabetes, it carries a few potential risks to mum and baby, which is why it needs to be monitored and treated. It usually disappears after delivery, but there is an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes in later life.
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    I'd disagree with your last sentence. The diagnostic criteria for gestational diabetes are quite strict - only one elevated fasting glucose is required. Gestational diabetes is a different beast to type 2 diabetes, it carries a few potential risks to mum and baby, which is why it needs to be monitored and treated. It usually disappears after delivery, but there is an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes in later life.
    Originally posted by Cyclizine

    Ah ok, yes I thought T2 and GD were pretty much the same, only GD disappears normally, my mistake, if you delete your message I'll delete mine x
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    Healthy food choices should include vegetables, fruits, lean protein, low- fat dairy, legumes and whole grains. If you have gestational diabetes, it is important to eat healthy carbohydrates to help you control your blood glucose level.

    Limiting fat intake is another part of controlling gestational diabetes. While pregnant women should not actively diet, it is important to ingest the right kinds of calories. Fat should make up no more than 30 percent of a daily caloric intake.
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    Have they only done one fasting glucose? It could have been high for a number of reasons, if it went down to normal after the glucose drink then I can't see how they'd diagnose diabetes just from that, generally speaking if you had diabetes the result would also be high after the glucose drink.

    Personally I'd ask for a second opinion, one high reading in the morning doesn't make you a diabetic.

    In the meantime, the best thing is a low GI diet as it will help stabilise your blood sugar, so high fibre, low calorie cereals, avoid sugary drinks, brown bread not white etc. Don't worry too much about sugar in things like baked beans, milk etc, and you're fine with most proteins, just make sure you stick to low GI carbs. This is the information my GP gave me for T2.
    Originally posted by kadison
    I'd disagree with your last sentence. The diagnostic criteria for gestational diabetes are quite strict - only one elevated fasting glucose is required. Gestational diabetes is a different beast to type 2 diabetes, it carries a few potential risks to mum and baby, which is why it needs to be monitored and treated. It usually disappears after delivery, but there is an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes in later life.
    Originally posted by Cyclizine
    Ah ok, yes I thought T2 and GD were pretty much the same, only GD disappears normally, my mistake, if you delete your message I'll delete mine x
    Originally posted by kadison
    Just because I disagree with deleting messages (and Cyclizine's post was very useful!)
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