Restaurant Dining and Gestational Diabetes

It is not expected of you to eat at home for your entire pregnancy but you are going to have to exercise caution when you are dining out in a restaurant or even at a friend’s house for that matter. Many foods are not prepared as healthily as they could be but you can make … Read more

Snack Ideas for Women with Gestational Diabetes

An outsider’s perception of a pregnant woman is that she can eat whatever she wants, whenever she wants. And for some pregnant women this is the case but not for the one that has diabetes in pregnancy. There are still many healthy foods to choose from but there is not going to be any tales … Read more

Blood Sugar Guidelines for Gestational Diabetes

In order to diagnose you with gestational diabetes, your healthcare provider will order a test from the lab. There are two levels of the test that can be taken – the one hour glucose tolerance test and the three hour glucose tolerance test. The one hour test involves taking a blood sample after you have … Read more

Support for Women with Gestational Diabetes

A pregnant woman who has been diagnosed with gestational diabetes is going to receive a lot of medical support in the form of frequent doctor appointments and nutritional counseling. But she may also be in the need of emotional support. It is hard to change the way you eat and live your life when you … Read more

Blood Sugar Levels during Labor

Because of all the risks and complications associated with poor control of blood glucose levels during pregnancy it is best to keep them in check all the time. But if there is a time during your pregnancy where it is considered more important to have your blood glucose levels under control it is when you … Read more

Testing for Ketones

When you are diagnosed with gestational diabetes it is going to be very important to monitor your blood sugar levels several times per day. You want to ensure you are remaining within your target range given to you by your doctor. In addition to testing your blood sugar you will also be testing yourself daily … Read more

Testing your Blood Sugar

When you have gestational diabetes your doctor is going to run tests at the beginning but then it is going to be up to you to monitor your own blood sugar on a daily basis. You will still get the support that you will need but a lot of the process of keeping your blood … Read more