Eat Small Meals throughout the Day

Eating and pregnancy go hand in hand. Even though it doesn’t seem fair to be pregnant and not get to eat what and when you want it is healthier for you and your baby. The old adage of eating for two is true but many women overeat when they are pregnant and gain more weight … Read more

Treatment Options for Gestational Diabetes

Once you have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes you will see an endocrinologist and develop a treatment plan. You may also see a nutritionist or dietician to help you develop a food plan that will meat the needs of you and the baby and not be detrimental to your blood sugar level. What you eat … Read more

Gestational Diabetes – Risks for Baby

When you first discover that you have gestational diabetes most likely you are going to be upset and worried about your baby. There are risks to the baby when a mother has gestational diabetes but with careful monitoring and strict control of diet and blood glucose levels these risks can be minimized. The most frequent … Read more

What Causes Gestational Diabetes?

The exact cause or causes of what causes gestational diabetes are not known. But there are risk factors that can increase the chances of getting it. As with any disease, risk factors are not a guarantee that you will contract the disease they just make the likelihood of getting it higher. Some of the risk … Read more

What is Gestational Diabetes?

When a woman develops insulin resistant during pregnancy it is referred to as gestational diabetes. The disease acts in the same manner as when a person who is not pregnant has diabetes. In most cases, after the baby is born the diabetes goes away and a woman’s blood glucose control and insulin production return to … Read more

When you get Sick and have Gestational Diabetes

Aside from the morning sickness that many women suffer from in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, you may catch a cold or the flu before your baby is born. In of itself, this isn’t a fun experience but when you have gestational diabetes and are on insulin it is very important that you take … Read more

When your Blood Sugar is Too Low

In a perfect diabetic world, you take your insulin, eat your meals and exercise and your blood glucose levels remain stable. But things happen, you take your insulin late, you eat a light meal and then spend all afternoon running errands. This is a recipe for hypoglycemia – a condition when your blood glucose levels … Read more

Giving yourself an Insulin Injection

You may be upset when you are diagnosed by gestational diabetes, but there are ways to treat and manage the disease. It is probably more realistic that you are more upset or nervous about giving yourself a daily injection (yes a needle) of insulin. Getting a needle is no big deal for most people, but … Read more

How Exercising can help with Gestational Diabetes

Unless you already have a regular fitness routine, you probably don’t want to start one half way through your pregnancy. But the benefits that you will derive as a woman with gestational diabetes who exercises will make the physical activity worth it in the end. Before you begin any new physical activity or routine, discuss … Read more