*VERY* strict diet for Gestational Diabetes..normal?
I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes last week. I’ve since met with my nutritionist, and what I was told *NOT* to eat floored me: NO dairy (any kind..especially milk) NO fruit NO fruit juices/vegetable juices NO sugary drinks (soda) NO diet soda/ANYTHING with artificial sweetener (was told *everything* turns to glucose in the end, which i find hard to believe). NO more than 75g of carbs per day I feel like I’m starving…feel terribly deprived…and have very little energy. Does this mean that my nutritionist is wrong in the diet plan that she’s given me, and that I need to consult a new nutritionist…or am I just overreacting? I am 26 weeks along, and failed my 1 hour non-fasting test with a 160..and also failed my 3 hour fasting (never was told the numbers, just that I had failed and now had G.D.)
Please, please, get a better nutritionist !!! That diet is absolutely stupid for a pregnant woman! Artificial sweeteners are exactly that, artificially sweet. Have you seen the size of them? Even if they do turn into glucose, there is such a tiny amount it makes absolutely no difference. Feel free to drink as much diet soda – sweetened teas/coffee as you like. You need dairy. Saying no dairy to a diabetic makes absolutely no sense at all. Fruit, fruit is good. Full of vitamins, minerals, and lots of goodness your body needs right now. Eat a healthy diet, avoid anything with added sugar, and get a better nutritionist that had an idea of what she’s on about. Less than 75 carbs is a low-carb diet, that takes a lot of research and thought to make it a balanced, nutritionally complete diet. Personally, i’d sue that woman for preffessional incompetence. That is a terrible, terrible diet.
I tested positive for it yesterday, my mother had it with me and it caused pre-eclampsia which I’m terrified of getting. I’m looking for experience/advice on this. Did anybody carry to term? I am 29 weeks now. Did anyone have success with a very low carb diet plan? And also…did anyone have to have a c-section due to a large baby? I plan on doing it naturally…
I carried to Term With My first Baby When I Had It and was even Induced On My Due Date But It was Because she was very large By that Point.Mine was not caught tell the very end So I did not Get a diet Plan or anything cause by the point it was caught it was really to Late.I Had no problem with her and she had no problems at all Was just Big But did not have A low blood sugar or anything when she was Born.Second Baby I also Had It and was Due to Be induced at 39 Weeks A week before my due date because my Doctors did not want this one to get to large I was on a diet plan with that baby though And She came out at 38 weeks 2 days I went into Labor with her before 39 weeks She came out Perfectly healthy and was 7 Pounds 6 0z she did however have low blood sugar But that is normal for babies born to moms with Gd She was All In all Perfectly Healthy though and we got to go home the Next day.I did not have any other problems with my pregnancy even though I had GD both times and both my children we’re both born perfectly Healthy.So chances are your baby and you should Be fine.Cause like i said i was even fine the first time around with it being caught late and nothing special being done.My advice is just try to eat well and do your diet as best as you can though.No I Never Had To Have A c-section Both Of them we’re born Natrually Even with the first One Being Over 9 Pounds and Being My first child.
gestational diabetes… or diabetes all along?
I am almost 33 weeks pregnant and found out a couple of weeks ago that I have gestational diabetes. The first test I took, my level was 170 where it should’ve been 140 or lower. I then did the three hour test and was told that 2 out of the 3 tests were abnormal, so I was then diagnosed with gestational diabetes. They gave me a diet plan and as long as I follow that pretty well I can keep my numbers right on track. They told me that usually after the baby is born, the blood sugar will go back to normal. My question is, how do I know that I didn’t have diabetes even before I got pregnant? My mom had gestational diabetes while pregnant with me, her dad had diabetes, my dad and his mom had diabetes, so it runs on both sides of the family. I am a hypochondriac, but even before I was pregnant I ate a lot and slept a lot, and also felt some tingling in my hands and feet. My life has never been easy and I’ve dealt with depression and A LOT of stress these past couple of years, so I’m wondering if my poor eating habits and lethargy were due to just life stresses or diabetes? I never checked my blood sugar levels before I was pregnant, except occasionally when I saw my family members checking theirs. I was never tested for it before or anything. My doctor told me I’m probably okay because if I had been diabetic prepregnancy, sugar would’ve shown up in my urine and that has never happened. I have had hypoglycemia twice since I’ve been pregnant, where I felt shaky and needed to sit down and eat. I did not have that before I was pregnant ever. So… does it sound like I’m okay and my levels will return to normal after I give birth? Or do you think I’ve always been a diabetic? I’m so confused and my doctor doesn’t really give me answers. They didn’t tell me my levels for the three hour one. Only that 2 of 3 were abnormal. Well I called them and found out. Fasting 91 Normal <95 1 hour 214 Normal <180 2 hour 179 Normal <155 3 hour 144 Normal <140
It could be both. TYPE 2 Diabetes is caused by being overweight — which you ARE, being pregnant. That is normal and expected. Doctors are well capable of taking care of that, so if you follow doctors orders you and your baby will be fine. SInce being overweight was caused by being pregnant, you should return to normal after you deliver. Up the exercise level, watch the diet, and get that excess weight off after the baby is born! BUT . . . Gestational Diabetes is a leading “indicator” of pending Type 2 Diabetes. Having Gestational Diabetes shows that your body is “on the borderline”. IF, after the baby is born, you fail to watch diet and exercise, you may become a Type 2 Diabetic later in life — or, your Gestational Diabetes may continue without being pregnant, which is THEN called Type 2 Diabetes. Follow doctors orders, watch your diet, get more exercise AFTER YOU DELIVER, and you should be able to prevent Type 2 Diabetes in the future.
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