From America OnLine:
I'm 37, 27 weeks pregnant, and have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes. There is no history of diabetes in my family, but I am overweight. The 2000 calorie a day diet I've been placed on seem high in carbos with 2-3 servings per meal plus snacks. If carbos and sugars are what causes my blood sugar to be high in the test I take 1 hour after each meal, why wouldn't a higher protein, lower carbo diet make more sense? At the rate of carbos the nurse/dietitian has me on, I will consistently have high glucose levels and will need to be placed on insulin, not something I want to do.
The usual diabetic diet in pregnancy is lower in fat and higher in complex carbohydrates and protein. Your dietitian should instruct you in the exact percentages. Generally the complex carbohydrates result in a lower postprandial blood sugar rise. However, this will vary depending on food preparation, fiber content and type of carbohydrate. So continue on the diet and your obstetrician will be checking fasting and 1 hour postprandial blood sugar values to monitor the diet's effectiveness.
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:08:56
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2016. Comments and Feedback.