Pregnancy Diabetes Diet

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Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes is a condition in which a woman without diabetes develops high blood sugar levels during pregnancy.[2] Gestational diabetes generally results in few symptoms;[2] however, it does increase the risk of pre-eclampsia, depression, and requiring a Caesarean section.[2] Babies born to mothers with poorly treated gestational diabetes are at increased risk of being too large, having low blood sugar after birth, and jaundice.[2] If untreated, it can also result in a stillbirth.[2] Long term, children are at higher risk of being overweight and developing type 2 diabetes.[2] Gestational diabetes is caused by not enough insulin in the setting of insulin resistance.[2] Risk factors include being overweight, previously having gestational diabetes, a family history of type 2 diabetes, and having polycystic ovarian syndrome.[2] Diagnosis is by blood tests.[2] For those at normal risk screening is recommended between 24 and 28 weeks gestation.[2][3] For those at high risk testing may occur at the first prenatal visit.[2] Prevention is by maintaining a healthy weight and exercising before pregnancy.[2] Gestational diabetes is a treated with a diabetic diet, exercise, and possibl Continue reading >>

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  1. Nixo

    Chinese Food Good/Bad?

    Might be going for a Chinese but am wary.Anyone got any advice on what would be safe.Thought maybe veg.stir-fry,something like that.

  2. Tiger Lily

    watch the sauces......... take from the top of the dish so that you don't get a lot of sauces
    lemon chicken, ginger beef, sweet n sour chicken balls, tomatoes and beef all are VERY sweet sauces....... don't even try to eat from the top of the dish
    chop suey is good, egg foo yung, curried beef n brocolli, pan fried dumplings (watch the total carbs) with the vinegar sauce all seem to be ok for me
    i'm sure others will chime in with dishes that they have had success with :-)
    good luck

  3. clk

    Moo goo gai pan is also good but watch the serving size. I have a friend (no diabetes) who orders chinese broccoli rice and chicken when she goes out. If you order stir fry be sure to specify lemon juice, garlic juice, chicken or veg broth instead of a sauce. Ask them to bring a take home container with your meal.
    If serving is too big transfer extra to your take home container before you start to eat. That way you will not be tempted to eat more than is good for you.

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