What are some good meal and snack ideas for gestational diabetes?

Jebnifer asked:

I was recently diagnosed with gestational diabetes. I would like some good meal and snack ideas. If you can help, I would be very appreciative. Thanks!

5 thoughts on “What are some good meal and snack ideas for gestational diabetes?”

  1. Gestational diabetes usually goes away after pregnancy. But once you’ve had gestational diabetes, your chances are 2 in 3 that it will return in future pregnancies. In a few women, however, pregnancy uncovers type 1 or type 2 diabetes. It is hard to tell whether these women have gestational diabetes or have just started showing their diabetes during pregnancy. These women will need to continue diabetes treatment after pregnancy.

    Many women who have gestational diabetes go on to develop type 2 diabetes years later. There seems to be a link between the tendency to have gestational diabetes and type 2 diabetes. Gestational diabetes and type 2 diabetes both involve insulin resistance. Certain basic lifestyle changes may help prevent diabetes after gestational diabetes.

    Losing weight Are you more than 20% over your ideal body weight? Losing even a few pounds can help you avoid developing type 2 diabetes.

    Making healthy food choices Follow simple daily guidelines, like eating a variety of foods including fresh fruits and vegetables, limiting fat intake to 30% or less of daily calories, and watching your portion size. Healthy eating habits can go a long way in preventing diabetes and other health problems.

    Exercising Regular exercise allows your body to use glucose without extra insulin. This helps combat insulin resistance and is what makes exercise helpful to people with diabetes. Never start an exercise program without checking with your doctor first.

  2. Most fresh, raw vegetables are very low in calories and won’t have as many carbs as fruit or grains. Lettuce, carrots, radishes, etc. If you don’t want to eat them completely plain, make a dressing, utilizing some type of vinegar and low-calorie sweetener.

  3. fruit, 1/2 sandwich (peanut and jelly( cures the sweet tooth, salad even useing the good dressingwont hurtif you are careful

  4. I personally like celery. ginger snaps have been suggested and gram crackers or fig newtons. But I have wt. to lose so a cold aspaagus, or 3 frozen grapes do it for me.

  5. I’m a type 2 diabetic. My doctor recommended the following site:

    Good luck!

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