can stress cause gestational diabetes

Edna - posted on 01/25/2014 ( 4 moms have responded )

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what can I do to help my daughter who was just told she has gestational diabetes

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Jodi - posted on 01/26/2014

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Edna, here is some more information for you.

http://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/Livi...

http://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/en/L...

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Does she have a blood sugar monitor? If not, it may be worth getting one so that she can keep an eye on her blood sugar regularly. Unfortunately, there are risks of pregnancy complications if she can't keep her blood sugar under control, so it is really important that she monitor it and try to control it through her diet and exercise. If she can't do that, then she needs to talk to her doctor about available medications that she may be able to take while pregnant.

Ev - posted on 01/26/2014

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Edna-

Adding to what Jodi said, she needs to talk to her doctor and any special nutritionist he or she suggest she talks to. They can target what she should eat and not eat better than us moms here can tell you if you are wanting specifics. My niece also has this and though she is living at her mom's house right now, she is not eating anything but junk foods: sweets, sodas, lunch meats, breads, chips, candy, pastas...and the like. Also my niece is not helping herself out when going to the doctor visits and following their advice on how she needs to be doing when pregnant. She also does not tell her mother what foods are okay and not okay so her mom can adjust the grocery list to make it work for her diabetes. So her mom is going to get rid of the junk and buy only fruits and veggies and certain proteins because she does not have a list either of what is okay and not okay. Hope this helps.

Evelyn

Jodi - posted on 01/25/2014

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She needs to cut back on her sugar and simple carbohydrate intake and increase her vegetable (especially green) intake. She should look at low fat protein as a form of energy. It's unlikely to be caused by stress, unless she eats when she is stressed. She can control this by looking carefully at her diet.

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