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Well, I failed my 3 hour GTT and got the results today. They referred me to a high risk speacialist that I see for the first time on Monday... it seems so far! I'm scared to death bc I wasn't diagnosed until almost 34 weeks and I'm so confused on what to eat and drink... I don't even know whether to drink milk or not! I know to avoid white starchy carbs but web sites are saying to make sure to eat carbs in moderation throughout the day... any help it sooo appreciated!
By the way, I'm Jamie 23 pg with my 2nd little boy due june 13th!
I'm sorry sweetie.. To give you a piece of mind, I had GD with my daughter and I didn't get my blood sugars under control until I was 34 weeks pregnant.. And my daughter was born small and perfectly healthy and she's still a peanut to this day..
During my last trimester, I couldn't even have my allotted amount of carbs.. I just ate lots of salad. If your concerned on what to eat because carbs affect everyone differently. stick with eating salad and protein like eggs, cheese, turkey sausage, chicken. Drink lots of water. Stay away from fruit.. I couldn't drink milk because it would affect my BS, but some women could have 1 cup of milk (not a glassfull, but a just 1 cup like in the measuring cup) and be just fine.. But to play it safe, I'd stay away from milk. You can eat veggies, but stay away from peas and corn.. Carrot sticks and ranch dressing is a great snack.. If you want good carbs, you can try a small amount of Whole Grain or Wheat Pasta or Whole grain (wheat) bread.. Just a couple slices.. Some women can eat 1/2 of a begal.. I never could though.. lol This should hold you over until your appointment..
Good luck and keep us updated..
Last edited by Adriana's Mommy; April 29th, 2009 at 09:16 PM.
You dietician should give you an amount of carbs that may work for you. Like for example 15-30 for breakfast 15-30 for snack. Up to 40 carbs for lunch. 15-30 another snack. Up to 60 carbs for dinner and another up to 30 carbs for last snack.
Breakfast requires more protein to keep numbers down usually. I can have a glass of milk with like a peice of raisin bread toast with peanut butter. I used to be able to have a half banana with it but I got so constipated with all the cheese I ate during the day
You are going to have to figure out what your body can handle....we seem to all be different.
Just make sure you have lots of water and you dont get constipated.
Ditto to the previous posts. Don't stress out too much before your appointment, just try to limit your carbs and you'll be fine until the dietician gets you on a meal plan. One thing to try to do is to not go too long between meals and snacks- try to eat something every 2-3 hours. I was horrible about that before being diagnosed.
Good luck with everything .
Mommy to two beautiful girls (5 & 3)
Expecting #3 in December
Thanks ladies! My appt isn't until monday so I'm basically just trying to eat what makes sense. For breakfast today I ate an egg with cheese on an all grain muffin with a little milk. Now I'm thinking that could have been a mistake. It seems like ever since I started eating better I'm even more tired! Did this happen to anyone else?
I'm not a GD but I am a type 1 diabetic so I take insulin but you want to stay away from any sugar even in fruit and refined carbs. Stick to eggs, vegtables, sugar free drinks, small amounts of milk, if you are going to eat carbs stick to whole wheat pastas, cereals, breads ect. (keep it in moderation) ex. breakfast: low carb yogurt (you can usually get them with about 4 carbs), 1/2 piece of wheat toast and some eggs. good snacks are carrotts, bell peppers, small amount of nuts, ect.. Try to stay away from fruit, starches, peas, corn PACKAGED FOODS... I know its hard! But do some research and find low carb foods there is alot of good websites out there!
Some people do not have to stay away from fruit, they just have to be careful how much they have. I can have an apple and other fruit in moderation for snack as long as it does not go over 30 grams of carbs. My number have been fine. Everyones body is different. I do agree with staying away from fruit in the morning as your body needs more protein in the morning. I am assuming becasue you have not been moving around for awhile and proteins help to block the carbs.
Just make sure you get plenty of fiber......or you may be sorry and very constipated.