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new levels for GD recommended - pls read - I added GD diet!

Postby riogirl71 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:47 pm


New measurements to determine a pregnant mother's blood sugar level means two to three times more women are now at risk for gestational diabetes. Dr. Boyd Metzger, Spies Professor of Metabolism and Nutrition at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and a physician at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, stated that the percentage will rise from 5 to 8 percent to 16 percent of women now qualifing for gestational diabetes. Blood glucose levels that were once deemed safe, now appear to be causing harm to babies.
Dr. Metzger and 50 other experts concluded a fasting blood sugar level of 92 or higher. The levels of 180 or higher on a 1-hour glucose tolerance test or 153 or higher on a 2-hour glucose tolerance test used to be appropriate but are now shown to cause the problems mentioned above.

I got a couple of questions about it and decided to share my GD diet here. I passed the 1 hour barely with DS, then 2 results were under and one over with 3 hour but OB put me on GD diet anyway. This time I barely passed the one hour and decided to skip the 3 hour and just be considered GD anyway, this was a great decision for my baby and I because I monitor everything closely and I am on a better diet, regulate my levels very well and most importantly I reduce the risk to the baby. So even if you are under or borderline but your doc did not consider you GD, I would highly recommend doing this diet. Drink lots of water and low impact exercise also!

30g carbs
2 servings starch
2-3 oz protein
2tsp fats

15g carbs
1 fruit
1 protein

45 g carbs
1 milk
2 starch
2 veggies
4oz protein
2tsp fats

30g carbs
1 starch
1 fruit
1 protein

45 g carbs
1 milk
2 starch
2 veggies
4-5 oz protein
2tsp fats

30g carbs
1 starch
1 milk
1 protein

This is a general rule, if you can please read the labels and get your carb count from there:

one serving = 15 g carbs
buttermilk - 1 cup
evaporated milk - 1/2 cup
fluid milk - 1 cup 8oz
yogurt - 3/4 cup 6 oz

one serving = 15 g carbs
bread - 1 slice
beans cooked 1/2 cup
hamburger bun - 1/2
corn - 1/2 cup
crackers - 6
english muffin - 1/2
hot cereal - 1/2 cup cooked
pasta - 1/3 cup cooked
green peas cooked 1/2 cup
popcorn 3 cups popped
potato 1/2 medium or 1 small
mashed potato cooked 1/2 cup
rice 1/3 cup cooked
squash 1 cup
tortilla 1 small
yams 1/2 cup

one serving = 15 g carbs
Apple - 1 small
Apricots dried 8 halves
banana - 1 small
fresh apricots 4 whole
blueberries 3/4 cup
canned fruit unsweetened 1/2 cup
cantaloup 1 cup
cherries 12 large
grapefruit 1/2 large
grapes 17 small
kiwi 1 large
Mango 1/2 cup
nectarine 1 small
orange 1 small
papaya 1 cup
pear 1/2 large
peach 1 medium
pinneapple 3/4 cup
plums 2 small
prunes 3
raisins 2 tbsp
strawberries whole 1 1/4 cup
tangerines 2 small
watermelon 1 1/4 cup

one serving = 5 g carbs, one serving is 1/2 cup cooked or 1 cup raw
Beet, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, carrot, clelery, cucumber, eggplant, green beans, jicama, okra, onion, peppers, urnip, tomato, summer squash, zuchinni, asparagus, broccoli, collard greens, spinach

normally counted as zero carbs but read label, sauces can make it go up
1 serving is:
beef - 1 oz
cheese 1 oz
cream cheese 1/4 cup
chicken 1 oz
eggs 1
fish 1oz
ham 1oz
lamb 1 oz
peanut butter 1 tbsp
tofu 1/2 cup
tuna 1/4 cup

1 serving is
2 tbsp avocado
Mayo 1tsp
MArgarine 1 tsp
almonds 6
peanuts 10
pecans 2
walnuts 2
olives 8
dressing 2tbsp
oils 1tsp
bacon 1 slice
butter 1 tsp
cream 2 tbsp
cream cheese 1 1/2 tbsp
sour cream 2 tbsp

broth, cilantro, decaf coffee, pickle dill, garlic, gelatin, herbs, diet soda, lemon, lettuce, mushrooms, mustard, radish, salsa, soy sauce, vinegar, water

fruit juices, bagel, baked beans, candy, canned fruit, cake, cookies, pies, creamers, flavored milk, honey, ice cream, frozen yogurt, instant hot or cold cereal, jam or jelly (unless with splenda), muffins, donuts, puddings (unless sugar free), regular sodas, sugar, syrup (unless sweetened), pasta or pizza sauce, teryaki sauce
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Re: new levels for GD recommended - pls read - I added GD di

Postby kjm1824 » Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:33 pm

Rio - Thank you for sharing and posting. I hope I will not need it but I am glad it is here if I do.
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