What are some breakfast ideas when you have gestational diabetes?

I’m 33 weeks pregnant and was recently diagnosed with a touch of gestational diabetes. I am no longer allowed to have more than 15g of carbs for breakfast before 10:00 am.
So I have been reduced to some fruit and a glass of milk or yogurt for breakfast. Prior, I was a milk and cereal, muffins, oatmeal, eggs, bacon, and toast eater for breakfast. Now I am starving again after I’ve been at work for an hour with this reduced carb breakfast.
It’s hard to have the energy I need to keep up at work when I haven’t had a filling breakfast. I start at 8:00 and I don’t get my lunchbreak until 1:00 usually. I can bring a snack to tie me over until lunch, but I still can’t even eat that until after 10.
So do you have any good ideas of foods that will fill me up better but still be within the 15g of carbs guideline?

4 thoughts on “What are some breakfast ideas when you have gestational diabetes?”

  1. Eggs and bacon don’t have any carbs so you can still do those. I ate a lot of string cheese which also has very low carbs and is very portable. Also, if you like sausage, you can get frozen, cooked sausage and microwave it.

    I found that I could eat multi-grain Cheerios and they didn’t spike my blood sugar over the acceptable limit. Are you testing 2 hours after breakfast? Because it isn’t the number of carbs you eat that is important, it’s how high your blood sugar gets afterward.

  2. I’m surprised your doctor didn’t send you to a dietician. It must be hard to suddenly change your eating habits. My friend went through the same thing (twice) , but a dieticien helped her out with her meal plans.
    Try eggs, lowfat cheese, cottage cheese, even steak and eggs or canadian bacon. Egg white omelets. Can you snack on nuts?

  3. lostinspace says:

    who the heck is your nutritional advisor on this problem? You really should get someone to give you good advice on this–a second opinion. and just what is a “touch” of gestational diabetes? I was ‘borderline’. is that what you mean? Get yourself a glucose monitor and test yourself. I did. it wasn’t fun. it wasn’t cheap. but I was able to eat a healthy meal three times a day. just stay away from processed sugars and juice. Use no- or low fat dairy products, no butter or margarine, no sodas–not even diet–the fake sugar is bad for you too. I think for breakfast I had bran flakes with skim milk and a piece of whole wheat toast with fruit spread, and a cup of de-caf tea. You have only 7 weeks to term–make good choices. And the really fun part is that you should continue with the diabetic diet for the rest of your life because you are high risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Lose weight, exercise daily. good luck. have a happy baby.

  4. iluvtorofl says:

    Eggs with cheese and bacon like an omelet. Take cheese or meat for a snack.

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