Re: gestational diabetes...any help out there?
Hi KDC and everyone else with GD
I have been recently diagnosed with GD and I am now at 34 weeks. At first i was very upset. But really it has not been as bad as I thought. MY doctors and dietician have been all saying baby should be just fine. That of course is my main concern.
AS for diet, I am on a 2200 calorie a day diet, broken into 6 meals a day. If you haven't seen an nurse or dietician at the diabetic clinic yet, make an appointment. She has been very helpful.
The main thing with the diet, is never eat carbs alone, always eat something with protein and a little fat to slow down the glucose. She told me no fruit until after lunch. It is not as much what you eat as watching serving sizes and portions. It really is a lot to learn and you definetly need to discuss it with a knowlegdable expert. Everyones calorie requirements are different, so what is suggested for me will be different for you.
AS far as taking blood, it is not nearly as bad as I thought. It really doesn't hurt much and the hardest part is just remembering to do it. But it is actually intersting to see your glucose readings.
My dietician said my numbers should not go above 120 two hours after meals and should be under 110 for fasting. My doc says 140 two hours after meals is fine with him. He says the main thing is a general pattern. So if you test high here and there, not to worry, it is the overall numbers they look at.
Also, being sick can raise your blood sugar a bit.
I hate eggs too. For breakfast I eat lean ham and grits, or whole wheat pancakes and bacon(serving sizes!!!) with careys sugar free syrup. Or a half whole wheat bagel with cheese.
Good luck to everyone and it wouild be great to stay in touch on this board for support and info. How is everyone feeling otherwise?
Last edited by Hope2Heal; 12-25-2004 at 12:06 PM.