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Suggested meal plan for GD (Gestational Diabetes)?
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cruise_control1 posted:
Hi,
I have GD now with my second child, I had it with my first child as well. The difference this time around is that I am always hungry. I have been abiding by the food choices on my "can eat selections" but even before its time for me to check my blood sugar, I am starving and waiting for my snack which still leaves me with hunger. With my 1st child it was a girl, but this one is a boy, I dont know if that makes a difference since boys usually eat more than girl (lol). I have been searching online for some meal plan suggestions but havent had any luck. So I want to know if any of my webmd buddies who may have GD can you let me know what your daily meal plans consist of. I am allowed 3200 calories per day if that helps. I usually eat breakfast at 8a and before 9a can roll around good, I am still hungry. Please help me.
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snh571 responded:
I have GD as well, you were given alot more calories than I was I'm only allowed 1900. All I can sugest is that you increase your protine consumption and stay away from the cold breakfast cereal. I must say that I did eat more when I was pregnant with my DS than I an this time.
 
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candy352 replied to snh571's response:
I agree with PP. Try adding more protein to your meals. It's usally a lot more feeling. Make sure you have a good combo of protein, fats, and carbs. That helps too and it doesn't cause your blood sugar to spike. I am a Type II diabetic and it seems like I am always hungry too! I wasn't put on a calorie limit (Thank God). Counting the carbs is enough work for me, LOL.
 
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alaskamamma responded:
I was just told I had GD. I still have 45 mins to go before I test and I am hungray. I was not but on a calories limet Just told to watch my carbs and surgers. I was told how many carbs to eat each meal. I am still trying to get this right.
 
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candy352 replied to alaskamamma's response:
I'm like you. I have to watch my carbs and sugars. I have to test at least 4 times per day. It is so hard watching my carbs. That's my favorite food group!!! I have a weakness for cornbread. But I'm trying.
 
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cruise_control1 replied to candy352's response:
Thanks ladies for your replies...Yeah pasta is one of my weaknesses as well as some sweets, so I have been able to move to wheat pasta...but I cheat sometimes with the sweets to satisfy my sweet tooth. I'll keep trying.
 
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alaskamamma replied to candy352's response:
I am glad I am not alone with this. Am praying for you all to have happy heathey babies. I love things like rice and pasta. Trying to say no to them has been hard.
 
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Andie_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi Cruise_control,

I'm covering for Byroney today and thought I'd leave you a few resources that may help with Gestational Diabetes and your diet:

Counting Carbs & Gestational Diabetes
Diabetes: Using a Food Guide
The Basics of a Healthy Diabetes Diet

I hope that helps a bit. You might also try seeking some suggestions on our Diabetes or Diet Community . They both have very supportive members.

Hope that helps!!

~Andie


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