Gestational Diabetes in pregnancy

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  1. Leo

    Leo New IL'ite

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    Gestation Diabetes

    Hi ladies,

    I am 29 weeks pregnant and I am having Gestation Diabetes. Got to know about it only today. Really concerned!!! I am yet to meet the nutritionist and should also start using a glucometer to test my sugar levels after every meal. I know with proper diet (reducing carbohydrates) and exercise it can be in control but still worried.

    It would really be glad to know much more from any one of you in terms of diet/exercise.

    Regards,
    Leo
     
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  2. Vandhana

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    Quite Common

    Hi Leo,

    GD is becoming quite common now in pregnant women. Nothing to worry about. Lots of women with GD have given birth to healthy normal babies. I have a detailed plan that i will PM you and you can also ask me any questions that you have. Please go through the Pregnancy forums since i recall seeing a few other moms posting about the same topic.

    Vandhana
     
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    ThanksVandhana

    Your words truly brought solace. I will look into the pregnancy forum.

    Thanks,
    Leo
     
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    Gestational diabeties.....Help

    Hello,

    I have diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes. I am 31weeks pregnant now. 2 out of 4 results came high in my 3 hr glucose test.

    I need to follow some strict diet to keep GD in control. Can any one suggest food items (indian) that I should eat more and food items that I should avoid.Pls any one help me..

    Thanks in advance


    Neeti
     
  5. Vandhana

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    Hello Neeti,

    Look in the parenting and kids thread, there are a few posts from before that deal with GD. I will also pm you a list of foods that you can have and avoid.

    Vandhana
     
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    Could you please post the plan so that it helps others as well :)
     
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    Dear Leo

    I had gestational diabetes and hypertension during my pregnancy from the 7 mnth onwards.I was put on insulin injections around the same time.Please do not worry.Although my son was born at 36 weeks,it was more due to my hypertension that GD.He was 2.58 kgs when he was born and he was considered a healthy baby. Since he was born after 36 weeks and since he weighed above 2.5 kgs,he was not even considered as premature. You will have to follow strict diet and do atleast 30 minutes walking everyday.
     
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    Re: Gestation Diabetes

    Dear Leo

    Congrats on the pregnancy!!!! Do not worry much. I was diagnosed with GD when I was 29 weeks pregnant. I had a normal healthy baby.

    I was provided a diet plan for 1800 cal/day. The sample prescribed menu for a day is at the end of the post. I kept the carbohydrate choice as the key and varied the menu based on labels. I am a strict vegeterian and replaced meat with cheese or other veg options.

    I had to monitor my blood sugar 4 times a day. The fasting was bad towards the end and I was prescribed a tablet called Glyburide instead of insulin.

    This diet prevents you gaining more weight, which is very helpful when you want to loose the weight after the delivery :-D

    Note : 1 carb = 15g of carbohydrate.

    Breakfast Carb Choice Sample Menu

    1 milk 1 1 cup milk or 1 cup plain yogurt
    1 bread/starch 1 1 slice bread or 1/2 unsweetened cereal
    1 fat 0 1 tsp margarine/ghee
    1 meat 0 <WBR> 1 egg or 2 egg whites

    Snack

    1 fruit 1 1 apple( size of baseball )
    1 bread/starch 1 <WBR> 5 vanilla wafers

    Lunch

    1 milk 1 <WBR> 1 cup milk or 4 oz regular fruit yogurt
    1 fruit 1 1/2 banana
    2 bread/starch 2 2 slicesbread
    1-2 vegetable 0 1 cup raw carrots/1 side salad/lettuce
    and tomato on sandwich
    1 fat 0 1 tbsp salad dressing
    2 meat 0 1/2 cup dhal

    Snack

    <DIV><SCRIPT><!--D(["mb","1 fruit******************** 1*****************************<WBR>**************1 orange( size of baseball )
    \n1 bread/starch********1*********<WBR>******************************<WBR>**** 3 cups popped popcorn, low fat
    \n*
    \nDinner
    \n*
    \n\n1 milk******************* 1*****************************<WBR>************* 1 cup milk
    \n3*bread/starch********3*******<WBR>******************************<WBR>******1/2 cup corn, 1/2 cup mashed potatoes, 2 chapati
    \n1-2 vegetable********* 0*****************************<WBR>************** 1 toss salad, 1/2-1 cup cooked Zucchini
    \n1 fat********************** 0*****************************<WBR>************** 1 tbsp salad dressing
    \n3*meat****************** 0*****************************<WBR>***************2 cup dhal
    \n*
    \nBedtime snack
    \n*
    \n1 milk******************* 1*****************************<WBR>*************** 1 cup milk
    \n1 bread/starch********1*********<WBR>******************************<WBR>****** 3 graham crackers
    \n1 meat****************** 0*****************************<WBR>*****************1 ounce cheese
    \n*
    \n*
    \nThe following is the Indian food exchange and the sample menu:
    *
    Food Exchange:
    *
    1 Carb or 1 Starch:******
    *
    *Aviyal****** 1/2 cup
    chapati/ phulka: 1 ( 6&quot;)
    Idli , plain, steamed: 1 ( 3&quot;)\n
    Naan: 1/4th
    Rice ( cooked): 1/3 cup
    sambar: 1/2 cup.
    *
    1 carb + 1 fat:
    *
    dhokla, khaman : 1 ( 1&quot; square)
    Pesrattu: 1 ( 9&quot; round)
    Poha : 1/2 cup
    Puri : 1 (5&quot; round)
    *
    1 carb + 1 meat( protien):\n
    *
    Chickpeas ( plain , cooked): 1/2 cup
    Daal( any): 1/2 cup
    Garbanzo beans:1/2 cup
    Rajma or any other beans: 1/2 cup
    *
    1 carb or 1 milk: Lassi 1 cup.
    *
    1 Meat/ protien: Paneer 1 ounce
    *
    1 vegetable:\n
    *
    Karela: 1/2 cup
    cucumber raita: 1/2 cup ( but this i've to ask the dietician as 1/2 cup cucumber is only 1/2 a serving of ",1]);//--></SCRIPT>1 fruit 1 1 orange( size of baseball )
    1 bread/starch 1 <WBR> 3 cups popped popcorn, low fat

    Dinner

    1 milk 1 <WBR> 1 cup milk
    3 bread/starch 3 <WBR> 1/2 cup corn, 1/2 cup mashed potatoes,
    2 chapati
    1-2 vegetable 0 <WBR> 1 toss salad, 1/2-1 cup cooked Zucchini
    1 fat 0 <WBR> 1 tbsp salad dressing
    3 meat 0 <WBR> 2 cup dhal

    Bedtime snack

    1 milk 1 <WBR> 1 cup milk
    1 bread/starch 1 <WBR> 3 graham crackers
    1 meat 0 <WBR> 1 ounce cheese



    -Gayathri
     
  9. sanravi_1970

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    Diet for pregnant women

    Hi all

    Can the expert ladies here give the menu (diet) plan for pregnant women, which includes fiber, proteins, and other essential nutrients like folate and iron. Thought that it will be much more helpful for most of the ladies living away from their parents including me :)

    Pls give for breakfast, lunch, evening snack, dinner.

    Expecting ur participation ladies.

    thanks in advance
    san
     
  10. puni88

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    Re: Diet for pregnant women

    Hello,
    I followed a good diet during my both the pregnancies.
    My both kids were above 9lbs when they were born.

    1. Calcium -- low fat milk, yogurt
    2. Fiber -- green salad , cucumber, carrot, fresh vegetables sabzi
    3. Protien - egg (only white part), dals, fish
    4. Plenty of water and orange juice.
    5. few dry nuts (almonds, walnuts and pista)
    6. Chapathi and little rice.

    Breakfast : cereals with milk.
    After 1-2 hrs : I used to eat indian breakfast (upma , dosa etc)

    Around 12 noon : green salad
    Around 1pm lunch - rice
    Walk for 10 mins

    Around 3 pm : dry nuts, fruits

    Around 4 PM : do pregnacy aerobics and yoga (alternative days) for 20 mins
    Around 5 pm : Milk (no coffee, tea)

    Around 7-8 pm : dinner
    Walk for 10 mins

    9PM : go to bed.

    Keeping your stomach empty may cause nauseous.

    I reduced salt intake.

    According to the baby's growth in every week , I used to follow the diet.

    Eg. 15 week : baby's brain development : I used to eat fish
    12 week : baby's eye development : I used to eat lots of carrots
    I monitored the weight every week.

    "What to expect while your expecting" is a very good book to follow.

    There are couple of websites to follow your weight and baby's growth.

    Hope this might of useful,
    Punitha
     
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