Question: I have Low BP and I have to go for test of gestational diabetes. Please let me know what are chances of gestational diabetes. Please let me know.
Answer: Hi, Gestational diabetes is an occurrence of diabetes only during pregnancy which is very common nowadays. There is no need to stress about it. You can control it with proper diet intake for sure with any medications if required and as prescribed by your gynaecologist and physician. As far as the chances to develop it is concerned, it depends on a lot of factors other than your low bp. So relax.
Question: What diet should be followed when diagnosed with gestational diabetes, what fruits to avoid? Please let me know ?
One of the most important ways to treat and control gestational diabetes is diet. A healthy diet can work wonder for managing gestational diabetes. To help maintain a stable blood sugar level, food intake has to be monitored. Here are a few tips for meals if someone has gestational diabetes:
Include proteins in every meal. This will keep you satisfied longer.
Monitor carbohydrate intake. Carbs can cause dramatic rises and falls in blood sugar levels which is not good for someone with gestational diabetes.
Avoid processed food as much as possible
Don’t overeat, especially sugary snacks.
Avoid starchy food like rice and potatoes
Avoid fried food
Eat food with a low glycemic index. This keeps blood glucose levels stable for longer.
These are a few general tips for diet changes needed in gestational diabetes. Talk with your doctor and nutritionist for a detailed meal plan that will be beneficial for both mother and baby.
Question: Please advise diet for gestational diabetes. Which vegetables and fruits need to avoid during gestational diabetes.
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.... These are few stragies can be followed to control blood sugar
Limit the intake of corbohydrate in your diet , avoid to have white rice ,you can have rice in millet varieties
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,avoid fruits like banana, jackfruit, mangoes will increase blood sugar
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..