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Might I be so bold as to suggest asking for either a 2 hour post-prandial or a HgbA1C? These two may more accurately reflect what is going on in your body. We use the HgbA1C at our office. It doesn't manipulate your system at all.
I have had 6 babies over 9 pounds and 2 of those were well over 10 pounds. I have been told over and over that I "probably" had GD. I therefore eat a GD diet whenever I am pregnant. Yes indeed, I miss those milkshakes too, Lisa. But my smallest 9 pounders (9-2 and 9-4) were when I watched what I ate, so I think it was helpful.
Things I did and ate:
Kept carbs to less than 20grams per meal
Always ate a protein with a carb, ALWAYS (chicken and brown rice, peanut butter and sprouted grain bread, etc)
Eat brown carbs (brown rice, whole wheat pasta, sprouted grain bread)
Limit dairy products, cut them out if possible
Eat small meals throughout the day-this helps keep your insulin levels consistent-don't let yourself get too hungry
If you are going to eat something sugary, do it at night when your insulin production is likely to be at it's highest