Boy, that’s not exactly a fun title, right? I had GD with my oldest daughter (and will find out later today if I have it with this one also) and it was easier than I originally thought it would be to regulate it with your diet. It all started with a Facebook group when I was pregnant with my second baby and going through my second gestational diabetes pregnancy. Even though I knew that I had a family history of diabetes, I believed that I was in shape and eating a reasonably healthy diet, so this wouldn’t affect me. I wanna be able to eat what I want (how the heck is a cranky pregnant woman supposed to “diet” anyways?) I’m sick of taking meds everyday, twice a day and I’m sick of pricking my finger 4 x’s a day! It was when I was looking for books ate amazon that I discover Maria book, and with the reviews, her facebook page I bought her book right always, read it in two weeks and started right always, this march, and since then I had lost 40 lb, I couldn’t be happier, it was hard to give up my favorite foods, but as soon my cravings disappeared, I started to have the energy that I had never felt with 3 kids under 4, what else could I asked for? My dietitian told me that I can have sugar, but rather to watch the carb intake.
Since gestational diabetes can cause problems, it is carefully monitored. I still love my Starbucks but I usually just get my tall coffee (half caf), add a good dollop of cream and head out the door. Mom