Is there an easy way to switch over to a GD diet? I'm finding it all slightly overwhelming!
Haha I wish! Unfortunately different amounts/types of carbs do different things to different people. Some women can still have fruit, some can't. Some can have a small dish of ice cream, some can't. You have to just keep tweaking based on what your glucose readings are after you eat. I feel for you- my glucose readings are all over the place, even if I have leftovers of the same meal! I'm not diagnosed yet- just testing to see if I have it. I'll find out today or Monday, hopefully!
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I am about a week and a half in to my diet, and it sucks! I find that reading labels does me no good. An 8 oz root beer...sugar is great. 1 slice of pizza, sky high. English muffin, sky high, mini bagel, sugar is great. No rhyme or reason to what is happening. I just write everything down and then my sugar level (2 hours post meal) and weed out what I know is not going to work for me.
Well, I don't have GD but I do have a glucose intolerance :( I have to see a nutritionist to figure out how to change my diet. I'm a little nervous because I'm already a vegetarian so limiting my diet (especially reducing high protein-high carb foods such as whole grains and beans) feels impossible to me. I don't know what I'll eat! Argh.
Here's hoping DH brings me a big fat slice of cake after the birth!