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10 Savvy Snacks For The Gestational Diabetes Diet

10 Savvy Snacks For The Gestational Diabetes Diet

If you’ve got gestational diabetes, you can still get the nutrients you and Baby need and keep your blood glucose levels under control. Enjoy these 10 healthy, diabetic-friendly snacks during pregnancy. 1. Nachos Who says diabetic snacks mean zero taste? These zesty nachos are tantalizing to the taste buds, provide approximately 29 grams of carbohydrates, and are a good way to work in a little calcium and a serving of vegetables into your prenatal diet. Here’s how to make them: Layer 10 corn tortilla chips—just over 1 ounce in weight—on a baking sheet and top with 1/4 cup of grated cheddar cheese and 1/4 cup of chopped green pepper (or use hot peppers, if preferred). Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Remove from oven and transfer to plate. Top with 1/4 cup of tomato salsa and a tablespoon dollop of low-fat Greek-style yogurt. Health Tip: Because flavored tortilla chips tend to contain lots of sodium and, even worse for moms with gestational diabetes, added sugar, stick to plain corn tortilla chips. 2. Cheese and Crackers Perfect for a healthy, carb-controlled snack break at home or work—and easy enough to pack up for eating on the go—change up your choice of fruit and cheese to keep this snack classic fresh and exciting. These options are paired with a cup of low-fat milk for added calcium and just enough carbohydrates to reach 30 grams: 10 whole grain baked “thin snack crackers” (approx. 8 g of carbs); 1 ounce of cheddar cheese, sliced; 1/2 medium apple, sliced (10 g) and 1 cup of low-fat milk (12 g) 4 pieces of whole grain melba toast (15 g of carbs); 1 tablespoon reduced-fat cream cheese (1 g); 1/4 cup sliced strawberries (3 g) and 1 cup of low-fat milk (12 g) 5 round whole grain crackers (10 g of car Continue reading >>

Easy No-bake Diabetic Dessert Recipes

Easy No-bake Diabetic Dessert Recipes

No need to preheat! Whether it’s hot outside or you just need a quick sweet treat, whip up one of these diabetes-friendly desserts without ever turning on the oven. Find recipes for no-bake cheesecakes, simple cereal cookies, and refreshing fruit desserts that are delicious, healthy, and easy-to-make! No need to preheat! Whether it’s hot outside or you just need a quick sweet treat, whip up one of these diabetes-friendly desserts without ever turning on the oven. Find recipes for no-bake cheesecakes, simple cereal cookies, and refreshing fruit desserts that are delicious, healthy, and easy-to-make! No need to preheat! Whether it’s hot outside or you just need a quick sweet treat, whip up one of these diabetes-friendly desserts without ever turning on the oven. Find recipes for no-bake cheesecakes, simple cereal cookies, and refreshing fruit desserts that are delicious, healthy, and easy-to-make! No need to preheat! Whether it’s hot outside or you just need a quick sweet treat, whip up one of these diabetes-friendly desserts without ever turning on the oven. Find recipes for no-bake cheesecakes, simple cereal cookies, and refreshing fruit desserts that are delicious, healthy, and easy-to-make! Continue reading >>

Gestational Diabetes: Sweets You Can Have

Gestational Diabetes: Sweets You Can Have

Having gestational diabetes during your pregnancy is not a fun thing! You already have all the worries of a pregnancy and stressing out about getting things ready for the baby, now you have to deal with this too? If you have gestional diabetes, I want to share my story with you as well as giving you some tips on how to sneak in some good sweets without breaking the rules! When I was pregnant with my second baby, I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes at about 28 weeks. I was not happy when this day came because it was the start of three months of watching your health very closely. Gestational diabetes is high blood sugar that develops during pregnancy in a person who did not have diabetes before pregnancy. The pancreas does not produce enough insulin to combat the glucose in your body. You can ask your doctor about the science behind it, I just want to share what I had to go through and let you know what to look out for. For the next three months, everyday, I had to test myself on what my blood sugar levels were 7 times a day: before and after each meal and before bedtime snack. Yes, I had to prick my finger and draw blood 7 times a day. On top of that, I had to get checked every two weeks from the gestional diabetes clinic. I had to record all my blood sugar levels, what insulin I had taken, and record all the food I ate, six times a day. My days seem to be a drag and I was not enjoying myself! The only way I can feel any remote happiness in this process was finding out what sweets I can have. SWEET foods like ice cream, chocolate, and desserts! I was craving sweets like crazy, like with both pregnancies but this one was worse since I wasn’t allowed to have any sweets. During one of my clinic visits, I asked the dietitian what I can do about my cravings for chocol Continue reading >>

9 Chocolate Recipes For People With Gestational Diabetes Because Youve Still Got A Sweet Tooth

9 Chocolate Recipes For People With Gestational Diabetes Because Youve Still Got A Sweet Tooth

9 Chocolate Recipes for People With Gestational Diabetes Because Youve Still Got a Sweet Tooth The one thing I dreaded more than anything while I was pregnant was the test for gestational diabetes . Since my chocolate craving was strong, I prayed I could continue plowing through bags of M&Ms. Luckily, I passed, but I knew several women who werent so lucky. According to the UCSF Medical Center, seven percent of pregnant women suffer from gestational diabetes , which usually goes away once your baby is born. But until then, you have to come up with clever way to satisfy your sweet tooth, which means finding chocolate recipes for people with gestational diabetes . I know what youre probably thinking. How can a sugar-free chocolate recipe have any sort of flavor? But it is 100 percent possible. After all, the 29.9 million Americans suffering from diabetes do it every day. By changing a few key ingredients, like almond flour instead of white flour and using superfoods, like avocados, to create desserts, you can find some new favorites to enjoy. Sure they may be a little healthier than the traditional chocolate cake youre used to. But isnt that just better for you and your growing baby. Even if youre in the clear to eat chocolate, you should try whipping up one of these nine gestational diabetes-friendly chocolate recipes. Theyre sure to satisfy anyones craving pregnant, diabetic, or none of the above. 1. Healthy Vegan Chocolate Avocado Mousse Made with the superfood avocado, this vegan chocolate avocado mousse from Hello Natural is full of antioxidants and only two tablespoons of cocoa. Youll be able to enjoy a creamy, healthy pudding without sacrificing flavor. 2. Low Sugar Chocolate Chip Quinoa Cookies This low sugar treat from Oatmeal With a Fork is made with quinoa, a g Continue reading >>

My Experience With Gestational Diabetes

My Experience With Gestational Diabetes

Explanation of gestational diabetes & personal reflection of what to expect if you are diagnosed during your pregnancy. Not to worry, it’s can be managed! When you’re pregnant many people love to say “Now you can eat for two!” or “Your pregnant, this is the time you can eat what you want!” Unfortunately, these words of wisdom are not entirely accurate. Every mom-to-be dreads the glucose tolerance test, which involves ingesting a high concentration of glucose (a form of sugar) mixed with water to see if you have gestational diabetes. It’s a grueling test because you have to sit in a doctor’s office or clinic for a few hours while they take blood samples before and 2-3 times after you drink the solution. Before the test, you have to fast for 8 hours and this alone makes mamas pretty aggravated but then with the drink solution you have to deal with a sugar high! Waiting for the results, you cross your fingers and hope that the last 24-28 weeks you’ve had a balanced, healthy diet. I knew that I had increased my carbohydrate and sweet intake more than before I was pregnant, but I was hoping the test would still be negative. Unfortunately, when I got the call from my doctor who then said I had gestational diabetes, my first reaction was guilt. How could I have done this to my baby? Gestational Diabetes 101 I want to make sure I disclose this up front, I am not a doctor, I’m just sharing my experience with gestational diabetes. My daily pregnancy routine consisted of exercising five times a week and eating healthy on most days. However, I knew I could have eaten healthier in the last trimester, but I didn’t (those darn cravings and ravishing bouts of hunger!). As I learned more about gestational diabetes, I realized that our bodies change so much during p Continue reading >>

Eating Well

Eating Well

We hope that the following practical information on eating and staying well will help you feel positive and encouraged to stick to the gestational diabetes (GDM) diet. The GDM diet is basically a really healthy way of eating which can benefit the whole family. Read on for tips on everything from exercising, eating cake and dealing with hunger. Written by Natasha Leader, Accredited Practising Dietitian & Credentialled Diabetes Educator What about exercise? What’s the deal with carbs? So you’ve just found out that you need to manage your daily carbohydrate (carb) intake. This can be a little tricky. Carbs are now a problem for you but also the solution. You need carbs and your baby needs carbs. Carbohydrates are our energy food. They are contained in many important food groups i.e. bread and cereals, fruits, vegetables and dairy. You can’t just cut them out or your diet would end up unbalanced and insufficient but too much of them means too much glucose in your bloodstream. The answer is this. You need to eat a consistent and moderate amount of carbs regularly through the day. Timing: Ideally you should be eating every 2.5-3hrs. Leaving a much longer gap means you might get too hungry and want to eat more when you finally do eat. Eating every hour means your body is going to find it too hard to keep processing all the time. Try having 3 meals and 3 small snacks through the day. These should be at times of the day that suit you. Type & Amount: Choose nutritious or high-fibre carbs i.e. wholegrain breads and crackers, pasta, starchy vegetables such as corn and potato, legumes, low fat dairy milk and yoghurt and fruit. A fist-sized amount of carbohydrate is a good rule of thumb to go by until you see a dietitian. This is usually equal to about a standard cup measure (2 Continue reading >>

Craving For Desserts : Gestational Diabetes 34w+3d

Craving For Desserts : Gestational Diabetes 34w+3d

Craving for desserts : gestational diabetes 34w+3d Im craving for sweets but im a gestational diabetes. I want ice cream, cakes, and chocolates! Uuuurgg! I wish there were some alternatives that is ok for diabetics. I have GD too- on metformin. Craved for sweets so my solution to that was strawberries and cream! Sure kept my sugar low. Also, 1 tsp of Nutella seems to cut it too. I have GD too- on metformin. Craved for sweets so my solution to that was strawberries and cream! Sure kept my sugar low. Also, 1 tsp of Nutella seems to cut it too. Ah don't talk about sweets , i have gd too and craving for sweets , i baked once pumpkin cake and chocolate brownie with very low suger and 95% dark chocolate , i like that and it didn't spike my suger level, and the other tjing pumpkin is good for treating diabetes, it produce insulin Try Nestle Soleil desserts - they have a chocolate mousse and a creme caramel, and are only 10-12g carbs each and low in fat! You can also have a row of Old Gold Rum & Raisin and it's only 1 exclusion. If you're craving and have no points left, try frozen mixed berries heated up in the microwave. Tastes like warm pie filling! AND there are 2 types of ice cream recommended for diabetics. Skinny Cow (which I think are Yuk) or a Paddlepop! Was so excited about the paddle pop, lol. It's only 1 exclusion. None of these make my level spike. A paddle pop has 15g of carbohydrates. My dietician said this would be ok as an occasional supper treat Look up diabdtic friendly sweets online. My mum has been amazing. when I go round for dinner she has a gdm friendly dessert. I've had a cheesecake and a date pudding and dark choc coconut slice. All low carb and none have spikedmy sugars. It can be done! Also agree with paddle pops or skinny cow icecreams. I make a cr Continue reading >>

What I Ate When I Couldn't Eat Anything: Facing Gestational Diabetes As A Food Lover

What I Ate When I Couldn't Eat Anything: Facing Gestational Diabetes As A Food Lover

What I Ate When I Couldn't Eat Anything: Facing Gestational Diabetes as a Food Lover Whether food is your comfort, your hobby, or your profession, gestational diabetes is tough. Here's what you can eat. [Photograph: Shutterstock ] In the first few months of my pregnancy, friends often asked me how I was dealing with life without wine, beer, and cocktails; without buttery pieces of toro at my beloved neighborhood sushi bar; without the various other foods most people avoid when they're carrying a baby. Early on, none of those things mattered much to me; I was too sick to crave much more than mac and cheese. Coffee and wine started to taste oddly bitter and flat to me, but it didn't seem that awful to wait 40 weeks to get back to enjoying them. My local bar always managed to serve me some creative alcohol-free concoction. (Pineapple juice and savory Cel-ray? Highly recommended.) I took advantage of California's citrus season, buying pounds of floral Oro Blanco grapefruits and tangerines for making fresh juice. Fruit never tasted better: I sent my husband on wild goose chases for out-of-season mangoes, and celebrated the early arrival of local strawberries by eating a pint every day. And I had ice cream: pints of salted caramel at home, cones of Bi-Rite's insanely rich buffalo-milk soft serve during walks around the park. In challenging moments in those first few months, Max reminded me that "at least it's an excuse to eat all the ice cream you could desire." (I never did convince him to ship me some homemade pints of this crazy chocolate number from New York.) But in mid-March I found myself undergoing a hazing ritual pretty much all pregnant women experience: you show up at the hospital with an empty stomach, get your blood drawn, and then chug a bottle of extra-strong Continue reading >>

Sweet Snacks/dessert

Sweet Snacks/dessert

Is anyone allowing themselves to indulge in a sweet snack or dessert? Does anyone have any good recommendations that don't cause a spike in BG? I have been craving dessert for the last few weeks after sticking to a very strict diet. Any tips welcome! I had a salad for lunch Friday and a small slice of pumpkin cheesecake and walked 1 mile in the morning before lunch and my #s were 113 2 hours after. I just make sure whoever desserts I eat I have that much protein to balance. So a cookie that's 12 grams of carbs I have at least 12 grams of protein (nuts, peanut butter, etc). I've been having pretty good luck. I'm diet controlled for all #'s except fasting I'm on meds for (but still struggling with it). One sweet snack I've been making myself is just blending together 12 oz unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 1/2 a banana, and 3 Tbs no sugar added peanut butter. It tastes like a sweet smoothie but has no added sugar and counts for 1 carb! I usually pair it with a couple cheese sticks for additional protein, even though the peanut butter alone is probably enough. :) Cheesecake is one of the better desserts to have because of the protein it has. Try sugar free jello or pudding as well. And weight watchers ice Creams. I opt for bites of things a little more often as opposed to doing a full dessert on rare occasions. As long as it's with dinner, doesn't seem to matter if it's 2 bites of cheesecake or half a See's candy truffle or a generous spoonful of ice cream. My numbers stay low and I've been surprised that it's enough to satisfy the sweet tooth. I had some chocolate carmel ice cream this afternoon after eating a big spoonful of peanut butter. I tested after an hour and my number was only a 92. You never know until you try! I toast raisin cinnamon English muffins and put but Continue reading >>

Diabetic Dessert Recipes

Diabetic Dessert Recipes

DiabeticLifestyle is now OnTrackDiabetes.com! Learn more. Welcome to the Type 2 Diabetes Center! This is your launching pad for living better with type 2 diabetes. We’ve gathered all the latest type 2 diabetes information, research updates, and advances in devices and medications. And because diabetes impacts every facet of your life, you’ll also find practical advice from leading experts and other people living with type 2 diabetes featured here. That includes mouth-watering, healthy recipes; money-saving tips; advice to help navigate social, professional, and relationship issues; and inspiring personal stories from people just like you. Explore the resources here and be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to be alerted to new additions. Continue reading >>

31 Best Gestational Diabetes Recipes Images On Pinterest | Kitchens, Gestational Diabetes Recipes And Healthy Meals

31 Best Gestational Diabetes Recipes Images On Pinterest | Kitchens, Gestational Diabetes Recipes And Healthy Meals

Flip bell peppers over to check gender. 4 bumps r female/ 3 bumps r male. Female peppers r full of seeds, but sweeter/ better for eating raw - Males r better for cooking /HispanicKitchen/kitchen-tips-how-to-s/ BACK BACK Maple-Glazed Chicken Breasts - Heres an easy main dish thats sure to set you on your own quest for the best syrup. Start the chicken breasts marinating earlier in the day for a quick meal later. Ashleys Cooking Adventures: Egg Muffins carb fr Snacks for Pregnant Moms with Gestational Diabetes The Big Diabetes Lie- Recipes-Diet - BabyZone: 10 Savvy Snacks for the Gestational Diabetes Diet Doctors at the International Council for Truth in Medicine are revealing the truth about diabetes that has been suppressed for over 21 years. Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps - For a lighter alternative to taco shells you can enjoy these lettuce taco wraps. Add your favorite toppings like low fat cheddar, light sour cream, chives, tomatoes or whatever you like on your tacos. By skinny taste. Snacks for Pregnant Moms with Gestational Diabetes BabyZone: 10 Savvy Snacks for the Gestational Diabetes Diet. I don't have it but these seem like good snack options anyway. Panko Crusted Chicken - Diabetic - whole wheat panko bread crumbs - dried oregano - paprika - buttermilk - ground cumin - chicken Avocado Chicken Salad 2 Staple to-go lunch: Chicken, black bean, corn, salsa, & avocado salad. Make into a lettuce wrap.would be super easy with rotisserie chicken! Morning meal muffins made of the wonderful banana, blueberries, cinnamon, and brown sugar. A low-fat muffin that flavours as good as it seems - they will maintain in an airtight box for approximate. 5 star dessert recipes, top chef just desserts recipes, simple dessert recipes for kids - Banana Chocolate Parfaits: delicious diab Continue reading >>

Have Gestational Diabetes? Here’s How You Should Eat

Have Gestational Diabetes? Here’s How You Should Eat

While most women need to be careful about their diets, others have to be especially careful not to develop gestational diabetes. I’m on the crusade to fight diabetes in all of us, but I’m especially concerned about women with gestational diabetes because their babies are automatically at risk for developing diabetes related issues down the line. And we don’t want that! So let’s discuss a plan to keep moms as healthy as possible during this magical time known as pregnancy. How Did I Get Gestational Diabetes? Insulin is the hormone responsible for getting sugar out of the blood and inside the cells. Our bodies can typically regulate the amount of insulin it needs to produce to get sugar out of the bloodstream and into the cells. But during gestational diabetes, the hormones in the placenta that help the baby develop properly also block insulin from working in mommy’s body – causing insulin resistance. So instead of getting moved into the cells, all this sugar becomes stuck outside the cells, creating high blood sugar levels, or hyperglycemia. How Does Gestational Diabetes Affect Babies? Diabetic women who become pregnant are at higher risk of developing birth defects. But since gestational diabetes only affects the baby after it’s been formed, but is still growing, the risk becomes macrosomia, or “fat” baby. During gestational diabetes, mom’s pancreas has to work harder to produce more insulin to get rid of all the sugar in the blood that the cells are not absorbing. The placenta doesn’t absorb insulin, but it does let sugar pass through. This extra sugar goes right to the baby. When the baby develops high blood sugar levels, the baby’s pancreas starts to produce additional insulin to eliminate all the extra sugar in the blood, just like mom’s do Continue reading >>

Desserts And Sweets For Diabetics

Desserts And Sweets For Diabetics

Get our comprehensive list of the best desserts and sweets for people with diabetes. Having diabetes doesn't mean you can never have dessert again. With some simple swaps and diabetic-friendly dessert recipes, you can satisfy your sweet tooth without sending your blood sugar soaring. Desserts may seem off-limits since many are high in sugar, but remember that for people with diabetes the total number of carbohydrates of a meal or snack matters more than the total sugar. That means dessert can still fit into your diet—with a few adjustments. Before you head to the kitchen, here are a few dessert guidelines and some of our favorite sweets that fit into a diabetic diet. If you opt for something sweet after dinner, you might want to skip the starch at your meal to keep your total carbs in check. But remember that, while exchanging your sweet potato for cheesecake can keep your carb intake steady, you'll lose the fiber, vitamins and other good-for-you nutrients that the sweet potato would provide. It's not a good idea to indulge in dessert every night; instead, enjoy desserts in moderation. The American Diabetes Association recommends that most people with diabetes aim for 45-60 grams of carbohydrates per meal. Unfortunately, a bakery-sized cookie can contain 60 grams of carbs alone. Choose a smaller portion, and you can still enjoy something sweet without using up your allotted carbohydrates for the meal. One of these Almond Cookies has only 9 grams of carbohydrates. While making desserts with artificial sweeteners can help you cut down on calories and carbs, it's a better idea to try to reduce your total sweetener consumption (from both sugar and noncaloric sources). Because artificial sweeteners are much sweeter than sugar, they may enhance your craving for sweets. They Continue reading >>

Dessert Archives Gestational Diabetes Uk

Dessert Archives Gestational Diabetes Uk

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Gestational Diabetes And A Horrible Sweet Tooth!

Gestational Diabetes And A Horrible Sweet Tooth!

I don't have GD but I'm trying to eat by the rules of 100 Days of Real Food as much as possible and one of the core concepts is eliminating refined sugars and artificial sweeteners (which are NOT good for you) from the diet. It takes a bit of changing the way you view food, but I realized that buying whole foods (as in, foods that exist naturally) and shopping at places like Trader Joe's makes it a lot easier. You just start by stocking up on whole foods, and/or foods for which the ingredients list does not include sugar, and then augment with different naturally-occurring sweeteners like honey and pure maple syrup. For instance, instead of buying Frosted Mini Wheats I bought a box of organic wheat squares (ingredients: 100% whole wheat) and started mixing pure honey into it. Pretty freaking tasty, actually. The recipe index for the site is here . It includes a lot of desserts and other snack-type noms. You should check it out, it could be a great source of alternative foods while you cope with GD. You "plan" them into your meals/snacks. A few nights ago, I had 1/2 serving of a chocolate candy bar broken into chunks and mixed with pb so I could have a carb and a protein together. Another thing I have done is cut back on potatoes so that I could have some apple with my supper. In the 2-2.5 weeks since I got the GD diagnosis, I have also noticed that cutting down on the candy/cooky type junk sweets is causing fruits and less sweeter items (i.e. plain greek yogurt with 1/2 sugar jelly) to be satisfying to my sweet tooth. I use sugar-free popsicles and jello for "free snacks". When I get a carb choice snack, I am allowed 15 carbs so 100 calorie packs are good choices or the 100 calorie Choboni Greek Yogurts have been pretty tasty. I was told no honey or pure maple sugar, o Continue reading >>

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