Aa
Aa
A
A
A
Close
7058746 tn?1393435420

gestational diabeties meal question

Ok so yesterday I found out I have gestational diabeties. I don't see the dietation until sometimes next week. What should I be eating or not eating? What's a typical meal/snack you would eat daily? Please help I want a healthy baby girl.
10 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
7058746 tn?1393435420
Bump.. I'm hungry..
Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
I'm in the same situation, I found out last week and don't meet the diabetes educator until Wednesday. Its all about the sugar and carbs and counting them. Carbs turn into sugar so you have to make sure your not eating too many. I've found some great recipes on the diabetes association website. The internet can be scary to read but also you can find some very helpful information, there are so many recipes to choose from. Hope that helps and good luck! I'm 29 weeks with my baby girl and trying really hard to watch what I eat.
Helpful - 0
8961294 tn?1404176667
The library has cookbooks for diabetics. A lot if the recipes are really yummy.
Helpful - 0
7058746 tn?1393435420
Online really scared me. Ill keep looking for recipes thanks ladies
Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
Im 28 weeks I have out last Wednesday or Wednesday before that but I just been eating more less carbs one soda a week not a whole can half.. and I know when I get my supplies ima start eating strict im so not ready to eat strict but for the baby I have too and speaking of supplies we poke after two hrs after of breakfast lunch and dinner? Or one hour after I didnt meet with a diet doctor but before my next appointment they want a week of numbers of my sugar levels when I go on july8
Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
I have had go for 2 months now. Don't freak to much till you see dietician.  Try focusing on proteins that are not fried or battered. Green veggies. . I eat a lot of salads now.. and whole grains for your carbs. The whole grain pasta actually tastes exactly the same!  Be careful with fruits bc they have a lot of sugar. Being go really helped me slow my excessive weight gain too. Just try to relax and eat less sugars :)
Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
One of the things you can do to help control your blood sugar is exercise!  I had gestational diabetes. my first pregnancy and just found I have it for this pregnancy as well. One of the ways to control your blood sugar is to take a 15-20 minute walk about an hour after you eat 2 to 3 times a day.
Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
Gd not go
Helpful - 0
8961294 tn?1404176667
Stir fries are good, just don't use very much oil. I like zucchini cooked with an egg and some seasoned salt sprinkled on.
Helpful - 0
6711838 tn?1405009844
You want to to keep breakfast between 15-30 carbs and lunch and dinner between 50-60 grams of carbs. Barely any sweet, starchy, fatty, or salty foods. Proteins are your friend. No milk or juices, just water. 3 meals a day and 2-3 snack. I eat a lot of cheeses and hard boiled eggs for snacks. Once you meet with your nutritionist you will get a glucometer and be checking your levels a lot and that will tell you if you need to cut carbs back even more. It took forever for them to get me into a nutritionist so I hope this helps you! I hated waiting. My glucose levels went right back to normal with this diet and I stay active, if I cheat a little which is easy with your cravings I go for a walk or exercise to make up for it. But I rarely cheat just because I did in the beginning and my amniotic fluid levels went too high and it scared me. So now I'm really strict.
Helpful - 0

You are reading content posted in the Pregnancy: Ages 25-34 Community

Popular Resources
Get information and tips on how to help you choose the right place to deliver your baby.
Get the facts on how twins and multiples are formed and your chance of carrying more than one baby at a time.
Learn about the risks and benefits of circumcision.
What to expect during the first hours after delivery.
Learn about early screening and test options for your pregnancy.
Learn about testing and treatment for GBS bacterium.