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What Is The Best Diet For Gestational Diabetes?

Gestational diabetes can cause a range of complications during pregnancy. Fortunately, a woman can help reduce complications by following a healthful diet. What foods should women eat and what foods should they avoid if they have gestational diabetes? Gestational diabetes occurs if a woman's body cannot produce enough insulin, during her pregnancy. This deficiency leads to high blood sugar. High blood sugar levels may cause problems for the woman and her baby if not managed properly. This article explains what type of diet a woman should follow during pregnancy if she has gestational diabetes. It also considers other treatment options for gestational diabetes and what complications may occur if the condition is not properly managed. Contents of this article: Understanding gestational diabetes Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that can develop during pregnancy. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), between 2 and 10 percent of pregnancies are affected by gestational diabetes each year in the United States. This type of diabetes occurs when a woman's body cannot make enough of the hormone insulin. Insulin is made by the pancreas and helps the body Continue reading >>

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  1. kraftypixie

    Oral drugs besides Metformin

    I'm not sure if my doctor or NP will want to start me on oral meds at our next appt, but I wanted to ask ahead of time, what oral meds do those take who can't tolerate Metformin? I've tried it & had a severe adverse reaction, so it's not going to be considered. Do any others help in any way with weight loss? Please share your knowledge. Thanks.

  2. jwags

    Krafty,
    The only drug I know that helps with weight loss is Byetta. Here is a link to Blood Sugar 101, drug page. It may help
    www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/17977284.php

  3. kraftypixie

    Thanks for that, but I'm afraid with the gastro issues I have that Byetta, with it's gastro upset side effects won't be considered. I was really hoping to get input from T2's that are actually taking oral drugs other than Metformin- what they are, what they do, how well they do or don't work, etc.

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