Gestational Diabetes - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
Thread Tools
#1 of 4 Old 09-09-2011, 07:43 AM - Thread Starter
Breed210's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 37
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Is there an easy way to switch over to a GD diet? I'm finding it all slightly overwhelming!

Breed210 is offline  
Sponsored Links
#2 of 4 Old 09-09-2011, 08:24 AM
jbk21's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 2,249
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

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!  

jbk21 is offline  
#3 of 4 Old 09-10-2011, 05:11 PM
MrsShow's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 18
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

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.  



MrsShow is offline  
#4 of 4 Old 09-13-2011, 02:57 PM
jbk21's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 2,249
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

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!

jbk21 is offline  

Quick Reply
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off