Gestational diabetes diet: What to eat for healthy pregnancy
Sep 22, 2021, 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
What is Gestational Diabetes?
When diabetes is detected for the first time during pregnancy or there is a history of diabetes during previous pregnancies, it is generally referred to as gestational diabetes.
The symptoms of Gestational Diabetes include excessive urination especially at night, excessive thirst, increased appetite or a tingling sensation in hands and feet, it is recommended you visit your doctor for a checkup for GDM.
How to Diagnose?
the Oral Glucose Tolerance Test can confirm whether you have developed diabetes or not. Similarly, HbA1C-Glycosylated Haemoglobin test reflects how well you have managed your sugar levels in the past 3 months.
Importance of Nutrition
Your nutrition plays an important role in managing Gestational Diabetes and ensuring a healthy pregnancy. It is important to drink sufficient water to keep your blood sugar in check. Keep yourself hydrated with water and hot drinks, free from sugar.
Have a nutrient rich diet that offers health benefits and meet both your pregnancy nutrition and gestational diabetes. Include amla, green vegetables, fresh fruits, and vegetables in your menu. Use healthy cooking methods and use less oil for cooking.
Eat a variety of healthy foods. Also, reading food labels and making healthy choices can help you make healthy choices when you shop.
Eat plenty of whole fruits and vegetables, have some amounts of lean proteins and healthy fats, take moderate amounts of whole grains, consume fewer foods that have a lot of sugar.
Join us with Nutritionist Vandana Chawla to understand what to eat for healthy pregnancy if you Gestational diabetes.
Vandana Chawla, Nutritionist & Lactation Expert
Mrs. Vandana Chawla, comes with a rich experience of over 21 years, being a Nutrition Expert. She has conducted several workshops and has been consulting parents over infant and child nutrition. She has authored 2 books, the latest one is an ebook on Starting Solids. Nutricare Baby- India's first Paediatric Nutrition Community on Social Media with over 22k mothers is led by her. Apart from child nutrition she is also a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist.
| Sep 21, 2021
Hi mam! I did urine pregnancy test as I had few signs of pregnancy. It has come out positive. I am planning to visit the gynaecologist next week. How much should my blood sugar level be? Even if it is normal in this test, is there any chances of getting gestational diabetes in the later months?Please advice.
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