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Risk Factor Of Gestational Diabetes Among Healthy Chinese Women: An Observational Study

Risk Factor Of Gestational Diabetes Among Healthy Chinese Women: An Observational Study

1Department of Obstetrics, Weifang Maternity and Child Care Hospital, Shadong, PR China 2Department of Obstetrics, the First Hospital of Yulin, Shaanxi, PR China 3Department of Obstetrics, University Hospital of Hubei University for Nationalities, Hubei, PR China Abstract Objective: To identify predictive factors which helps in screening the healthy Chinese pregnant women who were at high risk of developing Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM). Materials and Methods: Medical records of healthy Chinese pregnant women who had given birth to baby at department of obstetrics, University Hospital of Hubei, China in 2014-2015 were reviewed. We reviewed the records of each healthy postnatal women met WHO criteria for diagnosis of diabetes mellitus during their pregnancy (GDM case), and who were not diagnosed with GDM (control, non- GDM group), and data were analysed using univariate analysis. Result: A total of 300 post natal women with GDM were compared with equal number of matched patients in each group was enrolled, and possible risk factor associated with GDM was assessed using validated questionnaire. Univariate analysis revealed that there was significant associated of increased body mass index, family history of GDM, history of stillbirth, miscarriages and abortion with development of GDM. Conclusion: Increased body mass index, family history of GDM, history of stillbirth, miscarriages, abortion and psychological stress during pregnancy are key predictors of GDM among Chinese pregnant women. These prognostic factors help in screening the pregnant women who were at high risk of developing GDM. We encourage increasing awareness of risk factor of GDM, which could lead to decrease incidences of GDM among healthy pregnant women. Keywords Gestational diabetes mellitus, Healthy Continue reading >>

Anna's News: Preventing Gestational Diabetes With Complimentary Medicine | Pulling Down The Moon

Anna's News: Preventing Gestational Diabetes With Complimentary Medicine | Pulling Down The Moon

Annas News: Preventing Gestational Diabetes with Complimentary Medicine As some of you may already know, my husband and I are expecting our 2 nd childs arrival this April. I had developed gestational diabetes (GD) during my first pregnancy and was scared to death that I would have the same complication this time, as the chances of acquiring GD again becomes greater. Thankfully I was able to prevent it from happening again. Perhaps it is purely a simple fact that each pregnancy truly is individual and completely different, but I strongly believe that the following things helped make me stronger and less stressed, which resulted in my passing the 3 hour glucose tolerance test (GTT). Acupuncture, herbal therapy, meditation, nutrition, and exercise all had a cumulative effect on my well being for a healthier pregnancy. Acupuncture is extremely effective at boosting the bodys metabolism and decreasing stress. There are specific acupuncture points that research has shown to help the body enhance its ability to absorb the sugar from the blood.* I received acupuncture about three times a week throughout my pregnancy (at least till the GTT). There are a number of herbs which also help boost metabolism to treat diabetes, even gestational diabetes. The exact herbal formula I put together was specific to my Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) diagnosis, as there are a number of different causes or reasons for developing GD. Nutrition played a big role in my journey to a healthier pregnancy as well. Since having had GD once before, I learned a great deal about following a low carbohydrate diet. From the beginning of this pregnancy I mostly followed that same low carb diet. Taking a probiotic is another important factor, as probiotics may improve the absorption and assimilation of, n Continue reading >>

Randomized Trial Examining Effectiveness Of Lifestyle Intervention In Reducing Gestational Diabetes In High Risk Chinese Pregnant Women In Hong Kong

Randomized Trial Examining Effectiveness Of Lifestyle Intervention In Reducing Gestational Diabetes In High Risk Chinese Pregnant Women In Hong Kong

Randomized trial examining effectiveness of lifestyle intervention in reducing gestational diabetes in high risk Chinese pregnant women in Hong Kong Scientific Reportsvolume8, Articlenumber:13849 (2018) | Download Citation Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is of public health concern. This trial examined whether a clinically proven lifestyle modification program (LMP) in early pregnancy was superior to routine antenatal care in improving GDM, maternal and infant outcomes. Chinese pregnant women at risk of GDM (n = 220) were recruited at or before 12-week gestation and randomized to either a LMP group or a routine care control group. Eighty subjects completed a dietitian-led LMP including dietary and exercise components from early pregnancy till 24-week gestation. Data were compared with those of 86 control subjects. Twenty three (26.7%) control subjects and 20 (25.0%) LMP subjects developed GDM (p = 0.798). The proportion of infants born large for gestational age and macrosomia was similar between groups. The LMP group showed a lower proportion of excessive gestational weight gain (GWG). Subgroup analysis suggested that those with higher LMP adherence showed more desirable dietary composition and energy intake, and lower proportion of excessive GWG compared with the low LMP adherence group and the control group. The potential effect of LMP on GDM and other maternal and infant outcomes, in particular GWG, as well as barriers for making lifestyle changes warrant further investigations (ClinicalTrials.gov NCT02368600). Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is defined as a type of diabetes first diagnosed during pregnancy 1 . With increasing prevalence of obesity and diabetes worldwide, the number of women with GDM is also increasing 2 . Women with GDM have an increased ri Continue reading >>

Chemerin Expression In Chinese Pregnant Women With And Without Gestational Diabetes Mellitus - Em|consulte

Chemerin Expression In Chinese Pregnant Women With And Without Gestational Diabetes Mellitus - Em|consulte

Chemerin expression in Chinese pregnant women with and without gestational diabetes mellitus Expression de la chmrine chez la femme enceinte chinoise atteinte ou non de diabte gestationnel aThe Key Laboratory of Hormones and Development (Ministry of Health), Metabolic Diseases Hospital and Tianjin Institute of Endocrinology, Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, China bDepartment of obstetrics, Tianjin Central gynaecology and obstetrics Hospital, Tianjin, China The aim of this study was to determine the effect of obesity, gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) on circulating chemerin concentrations and chemerin gene expression of adipotissue in pregnancy women. Totally 42 normal glucose tolerant (NGT) women and 48 women with GDM were included in this study. Their clinical features and biochemical parameters were analyzed. The NGT and GDM women were subgrouped by prepregnancy BMI as normal-weight group, overweight group, and obese group, respectively. Serum chemerin and tumor necrosis factor (TNF-) of these individuals were determined by ELISA methods, and subcutaneous adipose tissues mRNA expressions of chemerin and CMKLR1 (encoding the receptor of chemerin) were analyzed by real-time PCR. Serum chemerin in obese-NGT group and normal-weight-GDM group was significantly higher than that of normal-weight-NGT group. Chemerin and CMKLR1 mRNA expression of subcutaneous adipose tissue was lower in the obese-NGT group than normal-weight-NGT group. There was no significant difference of CMKLR1 mRNA expression between normal-weight-NGT and normal-weight-GDM group. Serum chemerin significantly and positively correlated with triglycerides (TG) and homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) assessed both by uni- and multivariate. Gestational obesity, GDM may contribut Continue reading >>

Diabetes In Chinese Women With History Of Gestational Diabetes

Diabetes In Chinese Women With History Of Gestational Diabetes

Diabetes in Chinese Women with History of Gestational Diabetes To study the incidence of diab To study the incidence of diabetes at 10 years after pregnancy among Chinese women with previous gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and to identify risk factors for the development of diabetes. Women with GDM during 1995-1997 (n=122) were contacted by phone to answer if they have or have not diabetes. Those who answered no were asked to have a standard 75 g oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT). Historical data from the First Affiliate Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University were collected. GDM diagnosis was based on a 2 h 75 g OGTT. Diabetes was diagnosed according to the World Health Organization (WHO) criteria. Data are given as mean SD or number (percent). The t test was used for statistic analysis. A total of 62 women were followed up (50.8%, n=62/122). Reasons for not participating were moved, no response, refusal and emigration. The mean age of the women at follow-up was 42.2 7.8 (34~53) years. Diabetes was presented in 13 women (21%). Compare to the no-diabetes women, diabetes women had higher fasting glucose (7.7 3.4 mmol/L vs no-diabetes 4.3 1.02 mmol/L, p<0.05), as well as higher 2 h glucose (20.06 12.5 mmol/L vs no-diabetes 9.43 3.14 mmol/L, p<0.05) at diagnosis of GDM. 100% of the diabetes women had at least one of the risk factors: family history of diabetes, glucosuria, age 35 years, history of unsuccessful pregnancy, while only 47.8% of the no-diabetes women had those risk factors. Complication of newborn was 100% in diabetes women and 56.5% in no-diabetes women. There were no significant differences in birthweight of the newborns and the mother age at pregnancy between the two groups. For the total of the 62 cases, 50% of the newborn were jaundice, 31.4% were hypoglyce Continue reading >>

Prevalence Of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus And Its Risk Factors In Chinese Pregnant Women: A Prospective Population-based Study In Tianjin, China

Prevalence Of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus And Its Risk Factors In Chinese Pregnant Women: A Prospective Population-based Study In Tianjin, China

Prevalence of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus and Its Risk Factors in Chinese Pregnant Women: A Prospective Population-Based Study in Tianjin, China Junhong Leng , Ping Shao , Cuiping Zhang , Huiguang Tian , Fuxia Zhang , Shuang Zhang , [...view 5 more...], Ling Dong , Lili Li , Zhijie Yu , Juliana C. N. Chan , Gang Hu , Xilin Yang [ view less ] Affiliations: Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, China, Tianjin Women and Childrens Health Centre, Tianjin, China Affiliation: Tianjin Women and Childrens Health Centre, Tianjin, China Affiliation: Tianjin Women and Childrens Health Centre, Tianjin, China Affiliation: Tianjin Women and Childrens Health Centre, Tianjin, China Affiliation: Tianjin Women and Childrens Health Centre, Tianjin, China Affiliation: Tianjin Women and Childrens Health Centre, Tianjin, China Affiliation: Tianjin Women and Childrens Health Centre, Tianjin, China Affiliation: Tianjin Women and Childrens Health Centre, Tianjin, China Affiliation: Population Cancer Research Program and Department of Pediatrics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada Affiliation: Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Hong Kong Institute of Diabetes and Obesity, International Diabetes Federation Centre of Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong-Prince of Wales Hospital-International Diabetes Federation Centre of Education, Hong Kong SAR, China Affiliation: Chronic Disease Epidemiology Laboratory, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, China We compared the increases in the prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) based on t Continue reading >>

Investigation Of Mirna-binding Site Variants And Risk Of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus In Chinese Pregnant Women

Investigation Of Mirna-binding Site Variants And Risk Of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus In Chinese Pregnant Women

, Volume 54, Issue3 , pp 309316 | Cite as Investigation of miRNA-binding site variants and risk of gestational diabetes mellitus in Chinese pregnant women Emerging evidence suggested genetic factor attributed as a major determinant for the complex pathogenic mechanism of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), but the related genetic study was limited. We aimed to investigate the impact of polymorphisms in miRNA-binding sites (miR-binding SNPs) on the risk of GDM in Chinese Han pregnant women. We screened GDM susceptibility genes extensively and selected miR-binding SNPs using four bioinformatics software. TaqMan allelic discrimination assays were applied to miR-binding SNPs genotyping in 839 GDM patients and 900 controls. In total five potential miR-binding SNPs (SLC30A8 rs2466293, INSR rs1366600, INSR rs3745550, KCNJ11 rs5210 and KCNQ1 rs8234) were selected. Our results showed that SLC30A8 rs2466293 [OR 95% CI=1.455 (1.077, 1.966); P=0.014] and INSR rs1366600 [OR 95% CI=2.191 (1.077, 4.455); P=0.029] increased the risk of GDM after adjusting age in additive model. Furthermore, rs2466293 was found to significantly associate with higher levels of fasting plasma glucose (b dom=0.054, P dom=0.032), 2-h OGTT plasma glucose (b dom=0.069, P dom=0.007), lower fasting insulin concentrations (b rec=0.082, P rec=0.003) and decreased HOMA-B (b rec=0.067, P rec=0.015). Additionally, the correlation between rs1366600 and 2-h OGTT plasma glucose (b dom=0.078, P dom=0.001) was observed. Two miR-binding SNPs SLC30A8 rs2466293 and INSR rs1366600 increased GDM susceptibility. Functional studies were required to confirm the underlying mechanism. Our study provided additional insights into the genetic pathogenesis of GDM. Gestational diabetes mellitusVariantsmiRNAGlucose metabolism The onli Continue reading >>

Socioeconomic, Environmental And Lifestyle Factors Associated With Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: A Matched Case-control Study In Beijing, China

Socioeconomic, Environmental And Lifestyle Factors Associated With Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: A Matched Case-control Study In Beijing, China

Socioeconomic, environmental and lifestyle factors associated with gestational diabetes mellitus: A matched case-control study in Beijing, China Scientific Reportsvolume8, Articlenumber:8103 (2018) | Download Citation Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a common health problem during pregnancy and its prevalence is increasing globally, especially in China. The aim of this study was to investigate socioeconomic, environmental and lifestyle factors associated with GDM in Chinese women. A matched pair case-control study was conducted with 276 GDM women and 276 non-GDM women in two hospitals in Beijing, China. Matched factors include age and pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI). GDM subjects were defined based on the International Association of Diabetes Study Group criteria for GDM. A conditional logistic regression model with backward stepwise selection was performed to predict the odds ratio (OR) for associated factors of GDM. The analyses of data show that passive smoking at home (OR = 1.52, p = 0.027), passive smoking in the workplace (OR = 1.71, p = 0.01), and family history of diabetes in first degree relatives (OR = 3.07, p = 0.004), were significant factors associated with GDM in Chinese women. These findings may be utilized as suggestions to decrease the incidence of GDM in Chinese women by improving the national tobacco control policy and introducing public health interventions to focus on the social environment of pregnant women in China. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is glucose intolerance that first appears during pregnancy, and is usually associated with short- and long-term health problems such as prenatal morbidity 1 , 2 , 3 and development of type 2 diabetes in the years after pregnancy 4 , 5 . Children born to women with GDM have an increased ris Continue reading >>

Anyone Ever Have Chinese Food ?

Anyone Ever Have Chinese Food ?

How high were your numbers? I could not fight my cravings today I had chicken and broccoli with white steamed rice... I Almost don't want to test myself in two hours - first day I have given into my craving what a fail Yep, I went once to a buffet. I think it was around 160. Take a walk to lower it as much as possible. I've had it twice. Both times I've skipped the rice and just stuck to meat and veggies. I did eat a couple of soup dumplings too. The first time I didn't think and ate a fortune cookie which sent me over, but the 2nd time I stayed right at the upper end of normal. Just don't eat the rice. When I get Chinese I always get the mu shu pork and don't use the duck sauce (hoisin) or the wraps. Super tasty and it's all cabbage and meat. Or if you have it at home serve on top of some chopped up, lightly cooked cauliflower instead of rice, not quite the same but still good and filling. Sometimes I have wonton soup and am just careful not to eat more than 1 portion. Had Chinese to -_- shrimp and broccoli with garlic sauce, 1 spoonful of fried rice and 1/2 a wing, # was 161. I'm such an idiot. Trying Chinese tonight...getting won ton soup and egg roll and a few bits of general chicken....will report back numbers!!! I went to a buffet, I just made sure to eat loads of protein, and not much rice or noodles and didn't eat any eggrolls or wantons. My numbers were still 137 after an hour and walking around the mall, at least I wasn't over 140 I suppose. No, I haven't. My fave Chinese food is the orange and sweet n sour Chicken so mainly breaded and covered in sweet sauce. lol. I had some the other night, chicken and broccoli, sone boneless spare ribs and low mien not much though. My number was 99 after. This is one of the groups I can't sneak by with unfortunately (I lov Continue reading >>

High Prevalence Of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus In Beijing: Effect Of Maternal Birth Weight And Other Risk Factors

High Prevalence Of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus In Beijing: Effect Of Maternal Birth Weight And Other Risk Factors

High Prevalence of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in Beijing: Effect of Maternal Birth Weight and Other Risk Factors 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing 100034, China 2Exchange and Cooperation Division, National Institute of Hospital Administration, Beijing 100191, China 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing 100034, China 2Exchange and Cooperation Division, National Institute of Hospital Administration, Beijing 100191, China 3World Diabetes Foundation, Gentofte 2820, Denmark Address for correspondence: Dr. Hui-Xia Yang, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing 100034, China E-Mail: [email protected] Copyright : 2017 Chinese Medical Journal This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as the author is credited and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is associated with both short- and long-term adverse health consequences for both the mother and her offspring. The aim was to study the prevalence and risk factors for GDM in Beijing. The study population consisted of 15,194 pregnant women attending prenatal care in 15 hospitals in Beijing, who delivered between June 20, 2013, and November 30, 2013, after 28 weeks of gestation. The participants were selected by cluster sampling from the 15 hospitals identified through random systematic sampling based on the number of deliveries in 2012. A questionnaire was designed to collect information. A total of 2987 Continue reading >>

Diabetic Food Choices At Chinese Restaurants

Diabetic Food Choices At Chinese Restaurants

The National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse reports that about 23.6 million Americans have diabetes. If you have diabetes, your body has difficulty processing carbohydrates from your diet, and your blood sugar levels are high. Many typical menu items at Chinese restaurants are unhealthy for individuals with diabetes, but some choices can be part of a healthy diet to control blood sugar levels. Study the menu and order nutritious items that can fit into your carbohydrate-controlled, healthy diet. Video of the Day Limit your consumption of high-carbohydrate Chinese restaurant foods such as fried rice, steamed rice, chow mein, lo mein and other noodle dishes. The American Diabetes Association suggests that most individuals with diabetes should include 45 to 60 grams of carbohydrates per meal to help prevent surges in blood sugar levels. A cup of rice or noodles has 44 to 50 grams of carbohydrates. Vegetables, chicken, fish and tofu are low-carbohydrate options. Increase Fiber Consumption Order high-fiber menu items to help control your blood sugar levels. Individuals with diabetes who consume more high-fiber foods, such as whole grains, fruits, legumes and vegetables tend to have better blood sugar control, according to a study published in the January-February 2011 edition of the journal “Endocrine Practice." Ask for extra vegetables in each dish, order brown instead of white rice and eat orange slices instead of sweets to increase your fiber intake. You are at risk for developing heart disease if you have diabetes, according to the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse. A healthy diet can help you lower your cholesterol levels and reduce your heart disease risk. Fried foods, such as egg rolls, fried rice, General Tsao’s chicken and fried noodle dishes, are Continue reading >>

Prevalence Of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus In Eastern And Southeastern Asia: A Systematic Review And Meta-analysis

Prevalence Of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus In Eastern And Southeastern Asia: A Systematic Review And Meta-analysis

Prevalence of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in Eastern and Southeastern Asia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis 1School of Public Health, Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia 2National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Hanoi, Vietnam 3Thai Nguyen University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Thai Nguyen, Vietnam 4United Nations Population Fund, Hanoi, Vietnam Correspondence should be addressed to Ngoc Minh Pham Received 30 August 2017; Accepted 16 December 2017; Published 20 February 2018 Copyright 2018 Cong Luat Nguyen et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License , which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Aim. To review the prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in Eastern and Southeastern Asia. Methods. We systematically searched for observational studies on GDM prevalence from January 2000 to December 2016. Inclusion criteria were original English papers, with full texts published in peer-reviewed journals. The quality of included studies was evaluated using the guidelines of the National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia. Fixed effects and random effects models were used to estimate the summary prevalence of GDM and the corresponding 95% confidence intervals (CI). Results. A total of 4415 papers were screened, and 48 studies with 63 GDM prevalence observations were included in the final review. The pooled prevalence of GDM was 10.1% (95% CI: 6.5%15.7%), despite substantial variations across nations. The prevalence of GDM in lower- or upper-middle income countries was about 64% higher than in their high-income counterparts. Moreover, the one-step screening method was twice more likely to be used in diagnosi Continue reading >>

Healthcare Interventions For The Prevention And Control Of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus In China: A Scoping Review

Healthcare Interventions For The Prevention And Control Of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus In China: A Scoping Review

BMC Pregnancy and ChildbirthBMC series open, inclusive and trusted2017 Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) is a type of diabetes which occurs during pregnancy. Women with GDM are at greater risk of complications during pregnancy and delivery, while babies born from mothers with GDM are at greater risk of post-natal complications. Using the most updated diagnosis criteria, the GDM prevalence is estimated at 9.325.5% worldwide and 9.318.9% in China. Our objective was to identify healthcare interventions aimed at GDM prevention and control in China. A best-evidence synthesis was performed based on a systematic search of literature published between 1997 and October 2015 in PubMed, Web of Science, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), and Wan-fang databases using keywords Gestational Diabetes Mellitus, GDM, Intervention Medical Intervention Early Medical Intervention, Dietary Intervention, Exercise Intervention, Lifestyle Intervention, Therapy, Treatment and China. Inclusion criteria were studies conducted in China, reporting GDM healthcare interventions, and published in either Chinese or English. Two reviewers independently assessed eligibility and quality of the studies and extracted the data. Treatment efficacy was examined with weighted pooled odds ratio (OR) meta-analyses. The search resulted in 5961 articles (published in 276 different Chinese language journals and 6 English language journals), of which 802 were included in this synthesis. While 39.4% (n=316) failed to report the GDM diagnostic criteria used, the remaining studies classified GDM with various international (n=5) or Chinese (n=7) diagnostic standards. Treatment interventions were categorized into 6 types: dietary (18.6%), exercise (1.6%), medication (20.7%), health education (9.0%), psycholo Continue reading >>

Gestational Diabetes Centers (wdf10-517)

Gestational Diabetes Centers (wdf10-517)

Screening, identifying and providing care to women with GDM and thereby preventing severe morbidity and mortality. Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) is a condition which can lead to increased risk of complications during pregnancy resulting in higher risk of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. GDM does not only affect the mother and child during pregnancy and birth, it also increases the mothers risk of developing diabetes later in life and it increases the childs risk of becoming obese, developing hypertension and diabetes. The Peking University First Hospital has commenced this project to improve the access to gestational diabetes care services with the aim of preventing complications during pregnancy, at birth and future prevention of diabetes. Awareness, access to sufficient information, education of health care personnel and accessible treatment opportunities comprise the basis of this project. The main objective of the project is to screen, identify and provide care to women with GDM and thereby prevent severe morbidity and mortality. This will be achieved by providing access to adequate information on GDM in general, its risk factors and guarantee that screening, monitoring and treatment are available. The project is implemented by the Peking University First Hospital and is the first WDF based project focusing on gestational diabetes in China. In the first phase of the project, five different cities in China will be selected as pilot sites: Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Tianjin and Shenyang. In each of these cities, three GDM centers will be established in hospitals that already attract women during pregnancy, totaling 15 centers established during the first year of the project. 5 physicians (obstetricians or endocrinologists from each GDM center) Continue reading >>

Chinese Food? - Gestational Diabetes | Forums | What To Expect

Chinese Food? - Gestational Diabetes | Forums | What To Expect

Has anyone had success/failure with Chinese food (without rice or with small amounts of brown rice)? I think most meat dishes have cornstarch in the sauce to thicken them, and some (orange chicken, sweet and sour) probably have sugar but what about plain chicken and broccoli? I can't remember how I reacted last time. Thanks! I haven't tried it with restaurant Chinese food but my dietician said you can have chicken with marinades/sauces. So I make homemade chicken with different Panda Express sauces you can buy in the grocery store. I also don't bread the chicken. So I think an unbreaded chicken and broccoli in garlic sauce or something like that would be okay. I've also made chicken with teriyaki sauce. For me I can have very minimal rice so it's not worth it for me to eat it. So I would have to skip the rice. I had Chinese food the other day and it made my sugars high :( Kind of made me mad bc I can make broccoli beef at home and my numbers probably would've been okay but my fianc and DS1 wanted it so I went. I say just make some yourself at home. At least you can control what's in it! I can't eat any kind of Asian food, no Thai, Chinese, Japanese any of it :( I miss my Thai food so much! I had chicken and broccoli tonight, half a spring roll and some brown rice 2 hours after was 101! I did Thai food for a treat meal and had 1/2 cup of white rice with panang curry with veggies and ate a salad first and my numbers were good. American Chinese food would be really tough. I would have a salad first, pick a dish with lots of veggies, no breading or sweet and sour sauce. I haven't tried Chinese yet, everything I love is starchy lol. I have successfully done Japanese though. Hibachi chicken, substituted my rice for mixed hibachi veggies and had a couple bites of my husbands Continue reading >>

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