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I did not have GD with my twin pregnancy (even though I have mild PCOS and am borderline insulin resistant - go figure), but a friend of mine did, and her (naturopathic) doctor told her that even something as small as a 10-minute walk after a meal was a huge bonus for insulin regulation. Don't know if you already have kids - I know that's not easy if you do.
When I was younger and didn't understand my body as well as I do now, I would eat the wrong breakfast and experience uncontrollable hunger at about 10AM because I had spiked my blood sugar. I have found that cereal and milk is just about the worst breakfast someone with insulin issues can eat. I do great with a bowl of yogurt, a big handful of almonds, and a little granola on top. Another good one is scrambled eggs, avocado, and some fruit - skip the toast, or only eat a small amount. If I were you in this situation, I would follow the diet advice of 4daughters - focus your diet on quality protein, with lower density carbs like fruits and vegetables.
I also think that you'll be fine! My friend with GD did just fine and had a home birth and a perfectly healthy daughter.