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Diabetes In Pregnancy - Gestational Diabetes Logbook And Manager 4+

Diabetes In Pregnancy - Gestational Diabetes Logbook And Manager 4+

The app has places to record the food you are eating, glucose, exercise, and weight. But, as others have said, I'm shocked by how many foods aren't listed. A nice addition would be the ability to scan food products, and have it upload nutrition info from there (as I know other apps can do). Also when I try to go into 'recent foods', it seems to crash the app. It does the job, but so many ways it could be better. Ok, expected more with the price of the App The app does track certain things, e.g., glucose level and food. However, would have given a better rating if it had more food choices (it doesn't even have some popular food brands such as Chobani and some common restaurants) which must enter manually. For the price of the app, I was expecting more and it does crash more often than I expected. Ok, expected more with the price of the App The app does track certain things, e.g., glucose level and food. However, would have given a better rating if it had more food choices (it doesn't even have some popular food brands such as Chobani and some common restaurants) which must enter manually. For the price of the app, I was expecting more and it does crash more often than I expected. A lot to be desired- especially for the price I read the negative reviews- but still couldn't find another app that tracked food and glucose. I concur with other reviews that the price is a lot considering the limitations with the food list and not friendly way to add food. With that said- in trying to log mozzarella, I couldn't find it until I scrolled through every cheese and found that it is misspelled - mozarella!!! Seriously? $6 for this? A lot to be desired- especially for the price I read the negative reviews- but still couldn't find another app that tracked food and glucose. I concur wi Continue reading >>

Nutritional Management Of Gestational Diabetes And Nutritional Management Of Womenwith A History Of Gestational Diabetes: Two Different Therapies Or The Same?

Nutritional Management Of Gestational Diabetes And Nutritional Management Of Womenwith A History Of Gestational Diabetes: Two Different Therapies Or The Same?

Nutritional Management of Gestational Diabetes and Nutritional Management of Women With a History of Gestational Diabetes: Two Different Therapies or the Same? Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is defined as carbohydrate intolerance of varying degrees of severity with onset or first recognition during pregnancy. This definition applies regardless of whether insulin is used for treatment or the condition persists after pregnancy. It does not exclude the possibility that unrecognized glucose intolerance may have antedated the pregnancy.1 GDM is the most common medical complication of pregnancy,2 occurring in 4% of all pregnancies in the United States (all ethnicities),3 or approximately 100,000 pregnant women annually. In addition, it is increasing in prevalence globally.3 The incidence of this metabolic complication of pregnancy will also notably increase if the new diagnostic criteria extrapolated from the O'Sullivan and Mahan data by Carpenter and Coustan as suggested by the 4th International Workshop-Conference on GDM are accepted and widely used.4 The new diagnostic criteria are suggested in part because of the thought that intervention at a lower level of blood glucose will help prevent the major complication of GDM, macrosomia of the infant. Currently, the American Diabetes Association is sponsoring the writing of a technical paper that will assess the scientific evidence on which the proposal to change the new diagnostic standard is based. This technical paper should be finished this fall, and its conclusions are anticipated to be included as a Clinical Practice Recommendation at the earliest in the spring of 2000. (personal communication, Gwen Twillman, Manager of Clinical Affairs, American Diabetes Association). Although there is still considerable controvers Continue reading >>

What To Eat: A Gestational Diabetes Diet Plan

What To Eat: A Gestational Diabetes Diet Plan

What to Eat: A Gestational Diabetes Diet Plan What to Eat: A Gestational Diabetes Diet Plan Here's how to create a gestational diabetes meal plan that will help you avoid dangerous blood-sugar spikes and have a healthy pregnancy. Between weird food cravings and intense aversions, following a healthy diet when you're pregnant can be challengingespecially if you've been diagnosed with gestational diabetes. A condition caused by elevated blood sugar levels, gestational diabetes can affect the welfare of both mother and child, but maintaining a balanced diet is one proven way to help manage the symptoms. RELATED: 8 Things You Didn't Know About Gestational Diabetes Gina Charles, D.O., has dealt with gestational diabetes both as a patient and as a physician in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. During her own recent pregnancy, she was diagnosed at 28 weeks. "Since it was not severe, I was placed on strict diet control instead of insulin," she says. "With the help of a diabetic educator and my own knowledge of managing gestational diabetes, I developed a meal plan that fit my busy lifestyle." Fortunately, a gestational diabetes meal plan isn't too different from a standard healthy diet. The American Diabetes Association recommends aiming for a ratio of 25 percent protein, 25 percent grains and starchy foods, and 50 percent non-starchy vegetables. Recommended items on a gestational diabetes food list include: Lean meats such as chicken breast and pregnancy-safe fish Low-glycemic fruits (raspberries, blueberries, strawberries) Vegetables (kale, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini) Healthy fats (avocado, olive oil, nuts and seeds, coconut) And when it comes to forbidden foods? You probably won't be surprised to learn that fast food, fried food, candy, sodas, and processed carbs are Continue reading >>

Sample Diet For Gestational Diabetes

Sample Diet For Gestational Diabetes

This sample diet for gestational diabetes is only an example of what is practical. Talk to your health care team for more specific details about the correct diet for you. The goal is to provide enough nutrients to support your body and meet the needs of your growing baby. At the same time, the diet must maintain proper blood glucose levels. Your calorie requirements will change during your pregnancy. For example, you would need extra 300 calories per day during the second and third trimester. The following diet plan is an example only. The purpose is to show you some variations and ideas. Every woman is unique and so are her dietary requirements. Therefore, it is vital that you follow a diet plan designed for you personally. Speak to your health care team to model a diet plan that is appropriate for you. Meal planning should focus on eating several small meals throughout the day. Small, frequent meals support the stabilization of blood glucose levels better than larger, infrequent meals. The combinations of foods are also very important. The age-old saying is "An apple a day keeps the doctor away." Eating seven apples on Sunday is a bad thing, where one per day is good. Another non-negotiable rule is to drink at least eight glasses of water every day. Adding to the examples below, drink at least eight glasses of water per day. A glass of water with every meal and snack, and you have had six glasses already. Drinking plenty of water is important in building body fluids, digestion and blood circulation. Extra water also aids the kidneys in expelling the extra sugar from the blood. Find out more about portion sizes at: Gestational Diabetes Menu. Sample Diet for Gestational Diabetes for Monday Breakfast. 2 Scrambled eggs. 1 slice of whole wheat bread, plain or toast. 1 teas Continue reading >>

The Effect Of Dietary Counselling On Food Intakes In Pregnant Women At Risk For Gestational Diabetes: A Secondary Analysis Of A Randomised Controlled Trial Radiel

The Effect Of Dietary Counselling On Food Intakes In Pregnant Women At Risk For Gestational Diabetes: A Secondary Analysis Of A Randomised Controlled Trial Radiel

The effect of dietary counselling on food intakes in pregnant women at risk for gestational diabetes: a secondary analysis of a randomised controlled trial RADIEL European Journal of Clinical Nutrition volume 70, pages 912917 (2016) | Download Citation The prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is increasing worldwide. GDM may be prevented by improving the diets of pregnant women. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of dietary counselling on the diets of pregnant women at GDM risk. This study was a secondary analysis of a randomised controlled trial the Finnish gestational diabetes prevention study (RADIEL) in which pre-pregnant and pregnant women with previous GDM or BMI 30 kg/m2 were allocated into two groups, namely the control and the intervention groups. The control group received standard antenatal dietary counselling according to the Finnish Nutrition Recommendations. The intervention group participated in one individual dietary counselling session and one group dietary counselling session in addition to the standard counselling. This study included women who were recruited during pregnancy. To assess changes in food intake, food-intake questionnaires were collected during the first and the second trimester of pregnancy. Bootstrap type analysis of covariance was used, and 242 participants were included in the final analysis to study changes in food intake. The intakes of low-fat cheese (baseline adjusted mean 0.09 times/day; 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.07, 0.24; P=0.040) and fish (baseline adjusted mean 0.28 times per week; 95% CI 0.08, 0.49; P=0.011) showed a significant increase in the intervention group compared with the control group. This study showed that dietary counselling in early pregnancy can lead to modest dietary imp Continue reading >>

Real Food For Gestational Diabetes: What You Need To Know

Real Food For Gestational Diabetes: What You Need To Know

Note From Mommypotamus: When I wrote about natural alternatives to the glucola test, many of you asked what to do if gestational diabetes is diagnosed and confirmed. Today I am so excited to welcome Lily Nichols, RDN, CDE, CLT, a registered nutritionist and gestational diabetes educator, who will be filling us in on how to take a real food approach to GD. Lily is the author of Real Food for Gestational Diabetes, a thoroughly researched guide filled with practical guidance and easy-to-follow instructions. It is, hands down, the best resource on the subject that I have found so far. If you or someone you know is looking for information on managing GD with real food, I highly recommend it! Gestational diabetes is never part of any mom’s plan . . . But it is the most common complication of pregnancy, affecting up to 18% of pregnant women. Yet there are many misconceptions about this diagnosis, both in conventional health care and the integrative medicine world. As a registered dietician/nutritionist and certified diabetes educator who specializes in gestational diabetes, I’m going to clear up some of the confusion for you today. Whether or not you have gestational diabetes, this post will help you understand how it develops and why it’s important to maintain normal blood sugar (for all pregnant women, really). I’ll also be sharing why the typical gestational diabetes diet fails and why a real food, nutrient-dense, lower carbohydrate approach is ideal for managing gestational diabetes. What is Gestational Diabetes? Gestational diabetes is usually defined as diabetes that develops or is first diagnosed during pregnancy. However, it can also be defined as “insulin resistance” or “carbohydrate intolerance” during pregnancy. I prefer to rely on the latter descrip Continue reading >>

Cdapp Sweet Success > Resources > Free Patient Education Material

Cdapp Sweet Success > Resources > Free Patient Education Material

Eating Well to Keep Your Blood Sugar Normal - This pamphlet encourages eating meals low in sugar/carbohydrates and at regular times. It includes cooking tips and examples of high fiber foods. Print in landscape orientation, front to back, clip on the "short edge". Eating Well to Keep Your Blood Sugar Normal/Comiendo Bien Para Mantener Normal el Azcar en la Sangre - Spanish/English Food Guide - This brochure presents a colorful pictorial of the different food groups with a place for writing a personalized meal plan. Drawings of culturally appropriate food items are labeled along with portion sizes. Food groups are color coded for easy reference. Fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C and A are coded for easy reference. A table of foods which raise blood sugar and should be avoided is also provided Print in portrait orientation, front to back. Food Guide - Vietnamese (Color) **The Vietnamese Food Guide was last updated on 3/05 My Meal Plan - This useful tool assists in providing personalized meal plans for your patient. The chart allows individualized meal and snack examples to be listed in the correct portions for each food group. This is an excellent tool for a wide range of literacy skills. This chart is available in English and Spanish. Print in landscape orientation, front to back, clip on the "short edge". My Meal Plan/Mi Plan de Comidas - Spanish Postpartum Nutrition (My Baby has Been Born...) - This easy to read brochure helps a woman maintain a healthy life style after delivery. Includes information on steps to take to maintain a healthy weight, eating less fat, and how to read a label. Print in landscape orientation, front to back, clip on the "short edge". Post Partum Nutrition/My Baby Has Been Born What do I Eat Now?/ Mi Beb ha nacido, Wue Hago hora Para Pre Continue reading >>

Gestational Diabetes Treatment Plan

Gestational Diabetes Treatment Plan

Home > Gestational Diabetes Treatment Plan Many women with gestational diabetes have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies because they follow the treatment plan that their health care providers set up for them. One of the most important things you can do to help ensure a healthy pregnancy is to make regular health care appointments and keep them. A general treatment plan to control gestational diabetes may include these items: Knowing your blood sugar (also called glucose) level and keeping it under control Getting regular, moderate physical activity Keeping daily records of your diet, physical activity, and glucose levels Taking medications as prescribed, you may need a medication if: Your blood sugar level is high too many times. Your blood sugar level remains high, but you are not gaining much weight or are not eating poorly. You cannot safely add physical activity to your treatment plan. Know Your Blood Sugar Level and Keep it Under Control The first step in this general treatment plan has two parts: 1)Knowing your blood sugar levelmeans you test to see how much glucose is in your blood; and 2)Keeping your blood sugar level under controlmeans you keep the amount of glucose within a healthy range at all times, by eating a healthy diet as outlined by your health care provider, getting regular physical activity, and taking medication, if needed. Your blood sugar level changes during the day based on what foods you eat, when you eat, and how much you eat. Your level of physical activity and when you do physical activities also affect your blood sugar levels. By getting to know your body and how it uses glucose during the day, you can help your health care provider to adjust your treatment program. Measuring your glucose level every day, and often during the day helps Continue reading >>

Gestational Diabetes During Pregnancy How To Get Through It With Ease

Gestational Diabetes During Pregnancy How To Get Through It With Ease

Several complications arise for both the baby and the mother if gestational diabetes is left uncontrolled, including: Large birth weight and difficult delivery The chance of developing Type 2 diabetes later in life If youve recently been diagnosed with gestational diabetes , the information regarding treatment can be overwhelming. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to minimize the complications associated with gestational diabetes. Some of them are even FUN! The diet for a pregnant woman with gestational diabetes doesnt restrict your food, but only the amount of carbohydrates you can have throughout the day. That means you can choose to have a brownie or ice cream, but you need to know the carbohydrate count of each item. For example, a 2-inch by 2-inch square brownie (without icing) is about a 1-carb serving.If you are on a diet which allows for 3 carbohydrate servings in a meal, the brownie would count as one, as would one slice of bread or a half-cup of cooked rice. When deciding on what to eat, you would be best served by finding food choices that will meet your dietary requirements and nutritional needs, as well as satisfy your hunger. Heres a helpful Carbohydrate Chart , as well as an interactive Carbohydrate Counter to make counting carbs even easier. One way that you can help with the treatment of your gestational diabetes is to keep a food journal with your charts of blood sugar readings. You should track everything eaten for each of your meals (including snacks) in order to see how well you are keeping to your prescribed diet . Along with this, you should write down your blood sugar readings after each meal. This will help you chart which foods create a blood sugar spike so you can modify your diet accordingly. MyFitnessPal is a great (fun!) way Continue reading >>

I've Got Gestational Diabetes. Now What? - Well Rounded Ny

I've Got Gestational Diabetes. Now What? - Well Rounded Ny

7 tips to help you manage gestational diabetes during pregnancy. So youve been diagnosed with gestational diabetes (aka GD). Now what? Personally, I was devastated. How could this happen to me? Why did this happen? Did I do something wrong? What should I do? After my doctor diagnosed me with the condition and told me all the horrible things that could go wrong, I left his office with my head spinning. I got in my car , sat down and had to take some serious deep breaths. And then I realized: everything my doctor had told me about gestational diabetes was a blur. What kit did I have to pick up at the pharmacy? What food did I need to avoid? Why was I supposed to wait a week to meet with my nutritionist if what I was eating could harm my baby? Could someone hit the rewind button, please? To give you some background, Im a healthy gal: I watch what I eat sugar is a treat, not a main food group; and Im not a gym rat, but I exercise every day, whether I choose to walk or do yoga . I made it a point to eat super healthy from the very beginning of my pregnancy and gained a grand total of 28 pounds. So how was I diagnosed with GD?! Since I am not a doctor, Im not going to get into the why, but I do want to share my journey and what I learned along the way. I had to prick my finger four times a day to track my blood sugar, which I found both annoying and invasive. But I was able to use the data to help manage my way through GD and, most importantly, found a way to control it with diet and exercise. Here are seven tips that helped me cope with and manage my gestational diabetes. 1. Take a pregnant pause: First, remember that it is not your fault pregnancy is extremely taxing on the body. Then, take a minute (or several) to digest the diagnosis. Gestational diabetes is scary, annoy Continue reading >>

Diabetes And Health Tracking

Diabetes And Health Tracking

Diabetes affects over 25.8 million people in the U.S. Each year, nearly 2 million adults are diagnosed with this disease. Diabetes is a major cause for heart disease and stroke, and it is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. 1 in 3 Americans born after 2000 are at risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes. Overall, the risk for death for those with diabetes is twice of those without diabetes. Diabetes must be stopped. Healthy living is a key step in improving both health outcomes and quality of life when living with this disease. Healthy eating, being active, and tracking symptoms can help you self-manage your diabetes. And MyNetDiary's Diabetes Tracking service can help make it easy for you to do! MyNetDiary Maximum includes awesome, comprehensive, and easy to use tools for tracking diabetes. It's all here in one place - everything you need to track Diabetes Type I, Diabetes Type II, Pre-Diabetes, and Gestational Diabetes. Easy and Comprehensive The Diabetes Tracking Service is built on our solid foundation of the modern and comprehensive diet service MyNetDiary available since 2007. The service is powered by the #1 food database in the world and the top food and exercise tracking tools. iPhone App Android App for Phone and Tablet Online and Mobile - Always in Sync When you want to have most powerful and comprehensive tracking both online and mobile, you need a MyNetDiary Maximum subscription and you will get access to diabetes tracking both online and on the free iPhone app. Make sure to sign in with your Maximum account name and both the website and the app will automatically sync with each other. The Diabetes Tracking Service is included at no extra cost for MyNetDiary Maximum subscribers. Track All Details You Need Blood glucose tracking with multiple Continue reading >>

Food Choice Decision-making By Women With Gestational Diabetes - Sciencedirect

Food Choice Decision-making By Women With Gestational Diabetes - Sciencedirect

Food Choice Decision-Making by Women with Gestational Diabetes To enhance the dietary education presented to women with gestational diabetes (GDM) by exploring the reasons and experiences that women with GDM reported in making their food-choice decisions after receipt of dietary education from a healthcare professional. Food Choice Map (FCM) semi-structured in-depth interviews were conducted with 30 women with GDM living in the Winnipeg area during their pregnancies. Verbatim transcripts were generated from the interviews. A constant comparative method was used to generate common themes to answer research inquiries. Personal food preferences, hunger and cravings were the main factors affecting food choice decision-making in women with GDM. Although the information from healthcare professionals was 1 factor that affected food choice decision-making for most of the participants, more than half of the women, including all the women who were on insulin, reported difficulties in quick adaptation to dietary management in a limited time period. Information from other sources such as family members, friends, and internet were used to cope with the adaptation. These difficulties led to a sense of decreased control of GDM and were accompanied by frustration, especially for women taking insulin. Food choice decision-making varied for this group of women with GDM. Knowledge and information aided in making healthy food choices and in portion control. However, balancing individual needs and blood glucose control in a short time period was felt to be difficult and created frustration. The findings suggested that dietary consultation needs to be personalized and to be time sensitive to promote confidence in self-control. Amliorer l'enseignement sur l'alimentation qui est offert aux fe Continue reading >>

Gestational Diabetes And Your Diet

Gestational Diabetes And Your Diet

Some women who are diagnosed with gestational diabetes manage to keep their blood sugar levels under control using diet and exercise alone. If you have gestational diabetes, you need to limit the amount of sugary foods and drinks you have. These foods raise your blood sugar levels very quickly. You will be shown how to monitor your blood glucose levels and, as you go on, you will see which foods are raising these levels too high. Carbohydrates and blood sugar levels Generally, it’s helpful to understand how carbohydrates (carbs) work. Healthy eating means eating foods that don’t encourage your blood glucose levels to spike. This means looking at the carbohydrates you eat, which include sugars and starchy foods. When it comes to complex carbohydrates, you still need to eat some starchy carbs with each meal, but avoid the ones that are released very quickly into your bloodstream. As you monitor your glucose levels, you will see why: they have a dramatic effect on your blood glucose levels. The glycaemic index was devised to show which foods release sugar quickly and which ones don't. Look for options that have a low glycaemic index. Read more about the glycaemic index and find a list of foods that have a low glycaemic index (low GI) here. Sugars (simple carbohydrates) include sweet foods such as sugar, honey and natural sugars that occur in foods like milk and fruit. Manufacturers add sugar to a wide range of processed foods, from cakes and chocolate to peanut butter or tomato sauce. Some of these foods release sugars instantly into your bloodstream, causing it to spike suddenly. "I lost the craving for sweets after about two weeks."Beth, mum of two Starchy foods (complex carbohydrates) include foods such as pasta, noodles, rice, couscous potatoes and bread. They need Continue reading >>

The Best Diabetes Apps Of The Year

The Best Diabetes Apps Of The Year

We’ve selected these apps based on their quality, user reviews, and overall reliability as a source of support for people living with diabetes. If you want to nominate an app for this list, email us at [email protected] The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes impacts 29 million Americans, about 9 percent of the population. Someone with diabetes may experience complications such as kidney problems, blindness, or heart failure, according to the CDC. The good news is that with increased education, people are recognizing symptoms, like going to the bathroom often, having blurry vision, losing weight, experiencing tingling or numbness in lower limbs, and feeling very thirsty, hungry, or tired. Thanks to earlier diagnoses, improved treatment tools, and better self-care, people are living better with diabetes. Part of that care includes eating healthy foods, exercising, taking medicines like insulin, sticking to your treatment plan, and being proactive about colds and other sicknesses. Keeping all the pieces of your care plan straightforward can be a challenge, but several apps have emerged to help you track your day and your health. While some of these apps are specifically for diabetes and some are geared for general diet, they can all help you take control of your health. Here are this year’s top picks for the best diabetes apps. iPhone rating: ★★★★★ Android rating: ★★★★★ Price: Free Fooducate promises to be your weight loss coach. This app has a grading system designed to help you make smarter choices. It will help you understand the pros and cons of certain foods. In addition to sugar counts, the app helps you monitor carbs, colorings, mood, hunger, sleep, and exercise. R Continue reading >>

Diabetic Food Diary Template Printable | Food And Blood Glucose Diary | Diabetic Recipes | Pinterest | Food Diary, Food And Recipes

Diabetic Food Diary Template Printable | Food And Blood Glucose Diary | Diabetic Recipes | Pinterest | Food Diary, Food And Recipes

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