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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. 

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| Sep 15, 2021

Hello ma'am I am Poonam actually Meri 1 year daughter milk peeti hai uske alawa kuch nahi khati kuch bhi nahi uska hemoglobin day by day bohot Kam ho raha h ..Maine bohot kuch khilnae ka try Kiya but wo nahi khati

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| Sep 15, 2021

Pls aap uske liye kuch btaye ...thanku Poonam

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| Sep 18, 2021

Hi mam mai diabetic hon mera weight shaadi se pehle 57 tha aur phir mai pregnant rahi us ke baad mera weight loss hogaya ab 50 hi hai us ke liye kuch bataye his se mera weight phir se theek hoga plz mam

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| Sep 20, 2021

Hello mam! My sister is 5 Months pregnant. She is on insulin morning and night as she is having gestational diabetes. What foods can she take so that the insulin doesn't shoot up and the foetus gains weight as well?

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| Sep 21, 2021

What should be the fasting sugar and pp sugar in pregnancy

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| Sep 21, 2021

Can anyone develop gestational diabetes during the first month of pregnancy

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| Sep 21, 2021

I delivered first baby 5 years back. I was on insulin as I had gestational diabetes. Now that I am pregnant again, is there chances of me having gestational diabetes in this pregnancy too? Can I eat normal food? I am 5 weeks pregnant.

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| Sep 21, 2021

Hello doctor! I am 6 months pregnant. I have gestational diabetes. Will it affect my baby's health? On an average, How much of carbs can I take per day?

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| 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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| Sep 22, 2021

Hello Mam 8 month chal raha hai aur sugar ki dikkat ho gayi hai doctor ne meetha khana avoid karne ko kaha hai please aap ye btayein main fruits mein kya kya le sakti hu?

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| Sep 22, 2021

Hello Ma'am ! I have itching on my hands, legs, stomach and sometimes chest too which increases at night due to which I am unable to sleep . Is this something to be worried about? I am currently in my 17 th weeks of pregnancy.

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| Sep 22, 2021

Ma'am mujhe diet mai kya badlaav lane chaihe jissey ki mera wajan jyada na badey. Mujhe diabetes hai pregnancy ke pehle se aur mera wajan 82 kgs hai. Mujhe meetha khane ka bhut mann karta hai. Mai kaise in cravings ko rok sakti hoon?

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| Sep 22, 2021

Hello Doctor!

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| Sep 22, 2021

Ma'am kya koi herbs hai jinse sugar level control kiya ja sakta hai? Medicine lene se bechani hoti hai. Mera 22 nd week hai. Mujhe 17th week mai diabetes diagnose hua tha. Diet mai bhi changes bata dijiye .

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| Sep 22, 2021

Welcome to this Parentune Live. Pls ask your questions and we will take them up.

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| Sep 22, 2021

Hello Doctor!

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| Sep 22, 2021

I in 8th month of pregnancy and 1st time my sugar level post lunch diagnosed 157... please suggest what kind of food should I have as my hemoglobin level is also low 9. 48pt.

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| Sep 22, 2021

M vegetarian

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| Sep 22, 2021

Pls ask your questions in the comments below!

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| Sep 22, 2021

Hello ma’am, I am 8 month pregnant, my GTT was 171 after taking 75mg of glucose, is it normal, also can I eat non veg, also which fruits can I eat ? Also can I eat rice?

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| Sep 22, 2021

Hello Doctor!

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| Sep 22, 2021

It was done during 28th week

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| Sep 22, 2021

Yes after giving 1 hour of glucose

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| Sep 22, 2021

I in 8th month of pregnancy and 1st time my sugar level post lunch diagnosed 157... please suggest what kind of food should I have as my hemoglobin level is also low 9. 48pt.

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