Monday, January 17, 2011

Your diet's role in Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes is a condition in which women without previously diagnosed diabetes exhibit high blood glucose levels during pregnancy. It is first detected while a woman is pregnant.

The U.S. National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse says dietary changes can be a key to deal with the disease. The agency offers these examples of what a gestational diabetes meal plan may comprise of:
  •  Restricting sweets.
  •  Eating three small meals each day, with one-to-three snacks in between.
  •  Watching the amount of carbohydrates that you eat, and when you eat them.
  •  Increasing fiber intake by eating more fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
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