Similar Questions with Answers
Question: my wife sugar test after taking glucose 75g comes 160
pls suggest diet and care for maintaining sugar level normal
Answer: High blood sugar levels during pregnancy can lead to gestational diabetes, putting you and your developing baby at risk. During pregnancy, your body makes more insulin to maintain healthy blood sugar levels, but sometimes you don’t produce enough. Gestational diabetes may cause your baby to have breathing difficulties, jaundice, low blood sugar and obesity later in life. It puts you at risk for having a larger baby, which can lead to problems in the delivery room and high blood pressure. With diet and exercise, you may be able to control your blood sugar levels without taking insulin or medication.
Follow these guidelines to prepare your diet plan
1)Add carbs-Carbohydrate containing foods are ranked by how they affect your blood sugar levels, which is known as the glycemic index. High-glycemic index foods digest rapidly, raising blood sugar levels. They are usually refined and processed, such as white breads and rice, baked goods and many breakfast cereals. Low-glycemic index foods take longer to digest and help you avoid spikes in blood sugar. These are whole, natural foods like beans, seeds, whole grains such as oatmeal and barley, and fruits and vegetables. During pregnancy, avoid refined and processed foods and stick to whole foods.
2) Add probiotics- they are live bacteria, similar to the friendly bacteria in your stomach, that promote digestive health. Friendly bacteria regulate metabolism of carbohydrates, which keeps your blood sugar levels in a healthy range. You can opt for natural yogurt with active cultures, but steer clear of those with extra sugar and corn syrup, which will counteract the benefits of the probiotics.
3) A portion of fiber-They are best for diabetes as they do not raise your blood sugar levels because your body doesn’t break it down. There are two types of fiber: insoluble and soluble. Insoluble fiber keeps your digestive system healthy and is found in whole-wheat products, such as chapati,dailya oats. Next are pulses. Fruits and vegetables boast a mix of both fibers.
4) Protein-Include a lean protein source, such as poultry, nuts or eggs, with all your meals and snacks. Protein keeps your blood sugar levels in control, boosts energy and keeps you feeling full longer.
5)Fats-Healthy fats found in nuts, avocados, coconut and olive oils also keep you satiated, which will prevent you from reaching for an unhealthy snack or binging later on when that growing baby has got you famished.
You might find it hard to stomach breakfast, especially early on in your pregnancy, but it is the most important meal of the day. Blood sugar levels are unsteady in the mornings, so limit carbohydrates, avoid juice and up your protein intake. Distribute your calories and carbohydrates throughout the rest of the day with two additional meals and two snacks. Don’t skip a meal and be consistent about when you eat to keep your sugar levels in check.
Question: Am 27th week twin pregnant, recent results of Glucose Tolerance test with 75 gm Glucose... Fasting Plasma Sugar- 111, Urine Sugar(fasting sample)- Nill, Plasma Glucose 1hr post Glucose- 181, Urine Sugar(1 hr post Glucose)- 2+, Plasma Glucose 2 hr post Glucose-133, Urine Sugar (2hr post Glucose)-2+, Doctor told that there is symtoms of Gestational Diabetes..... Also am anemic with 11 pionts Hemoglobin.... Please suggest best diet for Gestational Diabetes with anemic.... Daily am eating 1 beetrrot and carrot twice morning and evening to improve HB%... Is beetroot is safe for Gestational diabetes.... Thank you
Answer: Hello dear.
Gestational diabetes is a condition in which a women without diabetes, will have higher blood sugar in pregnancy. Please don't get worried dear,
It will not harm your baby ,if you maintain a steady amount of sugar in your blood.with proper diet and exercise it can be controlled,and you will produce a healthy baby,since you are Anemic can have beetroot weekly once , because it has an tendancy to increase blood sugar, These are few stragies can be followed to control blood sugar and helps in control Anemia...
Limit the intake of corbohydrate in your diet , avoid to have white rice ,you can have rice in millet varieties,and include folate rich cereals,legumes,whole grains
Include more proteins in your diet,that includes dairy products,lean chicken, fish , lentils, nuts and seeds
Take lot of vegetables in your diet, avoid starchy vegetables like potatoes , peas ... Because it will increase the sugar level. Intake of fiber rich fruits like apples,pears , guava will help a lot,intake of fruits and veggies,will increase blood count too,avoid banana,mango, jackfruit will increase blood sugar value,can have bitterguard weekly once,will helps in Anemia and sugar control,can take turkey berry too
Avoid sugar, caffeine, soft drinks, pastries,oil fried food
Regular exercise in pregnancy will keep your sugar in control,go for mild walk morning and evening
Make yourself engaged in some activities
Try maternity yoga, don't get stressed, relaxed and be happy, have a safe and happy pregnancy..
Question: My sugar level is 139 after 2 hrs of glucose, please suggest me the diet
Answer: Hi dear,
Your sugar levels are still in range.but on higher borderline. You can still control it with your lifestyle.staying active is one of them.eating healthy carbs especially the complex carbohydrates like brown rice,whole wheat ,Dalia,whole grains,quinoa,oats etc could control blood sugar level.also ,avoiding refined sugar,and other refined food items would help you balance it.