I just found out I have gestational diabetes, What are some good sites for meals and care?

I only have a little over one month of pregnancy to go but I want to take care of myself and baby. I would also like advice on what to do after pregnancy to continue care of myself since this increased my already higher risk of type 2 diabetes later in life due to heredity and obesity. I already know lose weight.

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  • onenonblonde January 26, 2009, 9:14 pm

    I've included a link to the American Diabetes Association's section on gestational diabetes. It has a lot of good information for you.

    If you are at risk of T2 Diabetes anyway, it's difficult to know if it has developed or if you are truely having gestational diabetes. After you deliver, it will be important to monitor your blood sugar levels closely to see if it goes away (as gestational does).

    The hospital you are planning to use for your delivery probably has a staff diabetes specialist, either a nutritionist or nurse that works with diabetic patients. Call and ask. You can probably get an appointment or a phone consult with this person to help you with diet choices, etc. that are specific to you and your situation. They usually have lots of printed information like recipe books and substitution lists to help you make the healthiest food choices.

    You are right about losing weight, it's the best thing you can do…after the baby comes. Often maintaining healthy weight levels can keep diabetes at bay.

    Good Luck to you and your new baby!!