Gestational Diabetes Diet.. Help me pls

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  1. Kavirajesh

    Kavirajesh Silver IL'ite

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    Hello ladies,

    Hope you all doing good :)

    Last week i confirmed that my glucose level is little elevated. my gyno told me to visit diabetician so i did and he told me to follow strict diet for 15 days, after 15 days if my glucose level doesn't come to normal then he will give insulin injections it seems, I'm very much scary about that.

    so i starts to avoid sugar completely and taking moderate foods.

    Here is my diet list please ladies correct me if not taking correct foods.

    6.00am - half cup cornflakes with milk.
    8.30am - 4 or 3 idlis with sambar or coconut chutney or tomato chutney
    11.30am - one glass of milk (plain milk)
    1.30pm - one cup of rice along with sambar, veg poriyals and curd rice.
    4.00pm - 200g of pomegranate or apple.
    6.00pm - one glass of milk with half tsp of protein powder(baby and me)
    7.30pm - 3 chapatis or rotis with curry. (made afternoon)
    9.00pm - one glass of milk.

    am i taking correct food?
    What are the veggies can i eat?
    what are the veggies i should avoid?
    can i take any snacks? if yes, what are they?

    Please help me ... :( :(
    i'm really stressed out :( Most of the time worrying :(
    Actually i came to my home (from USA to india) for delivery, unfortunately i got diabetes. so its make me restless and worrying about my baby :(
    Waiting for all your replies :)
    Please reply me as soon as possible.
     
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  2. beingloved

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    Do avoid rice & rice products. Your breakfast and lunch both contain rice- Idlis, rice, curd rice etc. Have only chapatis
    Include some nuts in your diet
    You can include snacks but avoid sugary/ fried ones. Can have Marie/ Oat biscuits


    Also,
    Try to walk after every meal. Necessarily after lunch and dinner for 15-20 mins atleast

    Do yoga and exercise. It helps great deal in GD alongwith diet control


    Hoping it helps!
     
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    Hi Kavita,
    dont get stressed. Stress increases diabetes. Please add more protein to your diet as it is more of carb-rich diet. Almonds, beans, sundal, paneer, etc. walking and any kind of exercise will have good effect on your sugar level, controlling it. Don't be stressed, keep yourself calm, find ways of calming like going to temples, prayers, breathing exercises, music, what ever suits you. Talk to the kid inside you, smile at the child like you are holding the baby, you will feel better dear. Enjoy your pregnancy.

    vidya
     
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    6.00am - half cup cornflakes with milk.
    8.30am - 4 or 3 idlis with sambar or coconut chutney or tomato chutney
    11.30am - one glass of milk (plain milk)
    1.30pm - one cup of rice along with sambar, veg poriyals and curd rice.
    4.00pm - 200g of pomegranate or [COLOR=#009900 !important]apple[/COLOR].
    6.00pm - one glass of milk with half tsp of [COLOR=#009900 !important]protein powder[/COLOR](baby and me)
    7.30pm - 3 chapatis or rotis with curry. (made afternoon)
    9.00pm - one glass of milk.


    make dosa with Urad dal and oats
    eat more green gram
    eat more green curries with less rice
    one chepati with more curry
    include Rajama and chickpeas in your curries
    eat egg and if you non-vegetarina,non-veg
    u r drinking 4 times milks,I'm not sure of that.

    Do some walking or breating exercise.Eat plenty of greens and vegatables and reduce chepati and rice.
    Cut down one time milk and drink butter milk instead of eating curd rice.
     
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    hi being loved,

    Thanks for ur reply. yes after every meal im walking for 45mins. i'm feeling hungry most of the time.. can u suggest some food/snacks for that? what are the vegetables i can eat?
     
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    Hi vidya,


    Thanq so much for ur words :) :)
     
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    hi priya,


    thanks for ur reply :)
     
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    dear Kavi,

    I too had this during my pregnancy,

    I was also on diet, some thing same like yours,

    eat green leafy vegetables, avoid root vegetables as they are high on carbs.

    eat cucumbers (low in calories), have spinach soups (low in calories)

    nuts- badam is the one with lowest calories. eat 5-7 only.

    all steamed food are low I calories- idli, try making oats idlies they are good, idiyappam too is low cal.

    and eat salads, sprouted moong,

    walk , don't skip it.

    and try eating bran flakes instead of cornflakes.

    take care,

    resmij

    QUOTE=Kavirajesh;3416701]Hello ladies,

    Hope you all doing good :)

    Last week i confirmed that my glucose level is little elevated. my gyno told me to visit diabetician so i did and he told me to follow strict diet for 15 days, after 15 days if my glucose level doesn't come to normal then he will give insulin injections it seems, I'm very much scary about that.

    so i starts to avoid sugar completely and taking moderate foods.

    Here is my diet list please ladies correct me if not taking correct foods.

    6.00am - half cup cornflakes with milk.
    8.30am - 4 or 3 idlis with sambar or coconut chutney or tomato chutney
    11.30am - one glass of milk (plain milk)
    1.30pm - one cup of rice along with sambar, veg poriyals and curd rice.
    4.00pm - 200g of pomegranate or apple.
    6.00pm - one glass of milk with half tsp of protein powder(baby and me)
    7.30pm - 3 chapatis or rotis with curry. (made afternoon)
    9.00pm - one glass of milk.

    am i taking correct food?
    What are the veggies can i eat?
    what are the veggies i should avoid?
    can i take any snacks? if yes, what are they?

    Please help me ... :( :(
    i'm really stressed out :( Most of the time worrying :(
    Actually i came to my home (from USA to india) for delivery, unfortunately i got diabetes. so its make me restless and worrying about my baby :(
    Waiting for all your replies :)
    Please reply me as soon as possible.[/QUOTE]
     
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    Dont stress too much, google about gestational diabetes and take notes.

    Avoid carbs
    Add more protein
    Have 6 small meals
    Dont consume too much food in single serve
    Walk a lot
    Fruits limit servings
    Avoid corn flakes(high in sugar)
    Relax and stay fit
     
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    Can you have the protein powder with milk instead of cornflakes - the cornflakes stands out as sugary or processed food - rest seem ok - you could also try some ragi kanji or wheat daliya instead !!


    You seem to take 4 glasses of milk everyday - are you able to digest it? you could replace 2 glasses milk with curd/buttermilk - will be easier on your hormonal tummy

    Instead of idlis - you can sometimes have pesarettu or dosa or even stuffed veg (not potato, but greens or cauliflower) parathas without too much oil

    Have greens regularly ( but avoid greens + milk/curd in same meal)

    Avoid root vegetables - potato, carrot, beetroot etc

    Have squashes and gourds - ridge gourd, bottle gourd, cucumber, ash gourd etc

    For snack time - You can have guava and amla and apples, tangerines, mosambi, lemon juice etc - you can also have soups if your place is cold in coming winter - drink lots of water during the day

    If you want a snack that you can have any time - grate cucumber, add some apple pieces - squeeze some lemon juice - add jeera powder or pepper powder with just a pinch of salt and enjoy - add sprouts if you're really hungry

    Understand the difference between high calorie and high sugar and high glycemic index - if you consume a high glycemic index food even if it is low in calories, it will shoot up your sugar levels - The World's Healthiest Foods is a good website to understand this.

    Take care of your teeth !! Brush twice daily

    And keep yourself busy with some hobby or study or writing or activity - it is easy to get worried or dejected or depressed as the diabetes and the hormones will make you emotional.

    Always keep yourself surrounded with loved ones and enjoy funny books and comedies. Listen to good music! If you like slokas you can listen to them too!

    Dont miss doctors appointment and dont forget any instructions and steps!

    Ensure you sit down if you feel dizzy - so be aware when you're doing your 45 minutes walking !!! Do it on flat surface :)

    Dont worry about the insulin injections - it is temporary and you're doing it for your bundle of joy !! Just ensure that you keep your food ready and dont move around too much after the injections and before food !

    When your delivery happens, inform and remind doctor about your gestational diabetes and ensure that your baby's sugar levels are checked after baby is born - usually they're born with a little lower levels - that will need to be checked - dont worry mostly babies are born healthy

    Methi (fenugreek, vendhayam, menthulu) can be soaked and sprouted - it becomes very tasty and loses its bitterness - but a small handful everyday will keep your sugar levels stable

    Wishing you happy and healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby :)
     

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