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    Default Gestational diabetes...

    Anyone else?

    I'm 34 weeks and have been glucose testing for 3 weeks. Keeping it under control with diet. Last few days I've hac high fasting readings and ob has me starting insulin this week.

    It's due to my morning sickness meds they say.

    Well over this pregnancy

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    Me too! Though mine is diet controlled and seems to be holding pretty steady over the last 6 weeks since I was diagnosed.

    There are some benefits - you'll never eat healthier in your life! But if you're still suffering from morning sickness I'm so sorry - having to further restrict your food choices would really suck.

    Let me know if you want some diabetes friendly recipes!

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    I was diagnosed yesterday and haven't had my appointment yet so won't be checking my levels until sometime next week. It should be able to be managed by diet alone. I'm a bit shocked as it's my third pregnancy and I have no risk factors, but it is what it is.

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    Nice to know I'm not alone!!

    I would live to share recipes and food ideas! I found my diabetes educator pretty useless for helping me with food.

    For breaky I've been having eggs of life changing loaf and that keeps my levels spot on. I really struggle with not grazing though. What do you guys do for snacks?

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    I'll write some of the recipes down later and will post them.

    The main changes to my diet that I've made are switching to a really dense grainy and dark bread for toast (with peanut butter so the protein and fat stabilises my levels).

    I've also switched to basmati rice and am using half pasta/half steamed or roasted vegetables with my normal homemade pasta sauces to bulk the serving up without overdosing on carbs.

    For snacks -
    hummus, cheese and tomato on ryvitas or vitawheats (both crackers recommended by my dietician and endocrinologist)

    Cheese sticks with fruit (no tropical fruit)

    Chobani Greek yoghurt (super high in protein, balances the carbs from the dairy)

    Cashews or almonds

    Up and Go's

    Smoothie with milk, some frozen berries or other fruit and yoghurt

    Aussie bodies mini protein bars when I'm desperate for something sweet - only 3g carbs!

    I also have been making little mini frittatas in muffin cups with cheese and vegetables which make good lower carb snacks with heaps of nutrition.

    1 piece of toast with avocado & hummus & tomato

    I'm pregnant with twins and my main issue has been eating enough to gain weight with the healthiness of the diet, so I recommend having good fats and proteins as much as you can!

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    Thanks @MrsA2B, these are great ideas!

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    Great tips @MrsA2B thanks!

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    Hey @babyla, hope you don't me commenting given I've had my bub. I was on insulin injections 4x each day with my GD. One thing that helped me with high fasting readings was having a snack before bed. I know it sounds counterintuitive to add more carbs but my dr recommended it and, even though I was opposed to eating right before bed, it did work. I'd have Horlicks or Milo as my pre-snack.

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    Just got the phone call from the GP clinic telling me I have it. Totally devastated. I know it's not such a huge deal these days, as it can be controlled, but I was really hoping to avoid it.

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    I felt the same way @GothicBeeza

    Do you just monitor or have they got you on insulin?

    I start insulin tonight


 

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