Need food suggestions for gestational diabetes.

Maghen - posted on 05/01/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I am 26 weeks, have just been diagnosed borderline GD, and also have geographic tongue. Geographic tongue means that I'm very sensitive to foods with a lot of acidity (like tomatoes and fruits) and I'm also sensitive to texture. My husband is deathly allergic to seafood. My choices are really limiting! I need suggestions on what is healthy and good to eat. I Googled it, but am having trouble getting a good list together. Here's what I have so far:

BAD
breads, cereal, fruit and fruit juices, soda, flavored water, milk, red meat (beef)


GOOD
eggs, cheese, peanut butter, nuts, fresh vegetables, whole grain breads and cereals, Salad, Chicken, Baked Potato, PB sandwiches, Tortilla Chips, Graham Crackers

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Danielle - posted on 05/05/2013

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I had GD with my second baby.
Just make sure you are eating healthier, smaller portions.
If you have a glucose monitor, which you should if you are borderline, then make sure your sugar levels aren't over 7.5 two hours after your meals or snacks. Your sugar levels in the morning should also be below 4.5. If they are continually elevated then you may need to go on insulin until the baby's born.

Drink an acceptable amount of water, be wary of certain high sugar fruits like watermelon and berries. Eat smaller portions, and make healthy choices. I needed to eat 6 small meals a day when I had GD to keep my insulin in production. If you go too long without a meal, your insulin may struggle to kick back in again. Also be wary of doing this and then overeating because, again, it has to do with your insulin struggling to keep up.
Make sure you eat a small meal before bedtime. When you are sleeping it can throw off your insulin and sugar levels because you've gone so long without eating. Your body will release natural sugars that are stored and can overcompensate which will cause high sugar levels.

Hope this helps.

Anita - posted on 05/04/2013

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I am 25 weeks and have been diagnosed with GD as well. I am finding it hard for me but from what I have been told is Eggs, fruit that is fresh not the canned stuff, whole gains for anything like bread, I love love love getting potato and chicken my doctor said both are very good and will get me and the baby the nutrient we need. I hope this helps you a little I have been told no candy, pop, coffee, hot coco, cookies, sweets chips, are all foods I need to stay away from

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