Food

Food Swaps For Holiday Seasons With Gestational Diabetes

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‘Tis the season to be jolly… and to eat! Holidays are all about food and this can be problem for those with diabetes. Try these healthier swaps for your favorite holiday foods to keep your blood sugars within a normal range.   Dark Turkey Meat vs Skinless Roasted Turkey Breast   Candied Yams vs Roasted Sweet Potatoes […]

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What You Need To Know About Grains With Diabetes

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Grains are an important part of our diet but are we eating the right kind? Don’t miss out on those good-for-you parts! Go for the whole grains!  

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Stories

Gestational Diabetes Isn’t The End Of The World

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On Monday I had my meeting with the nutritional counselor and received my very own blood sugar testing kit for gestational diabetes. I’m weird and have absolutely no problem with needles (I haven’t always been this way, I remember the fits I threw over shots as a kid, but one day I just realized it’s […]

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Thanksgiving With Gestational Diabetes: Keep Your Blood Glucose In Check During The Holiday Season

Thanksgiving With Gestational Diabetes: Keep Your Blood Glucose In Check During The Holiday Season

Like most holidays, food holds a great importance in Thanksgiving as well. Your family may already be making plans for what the Thanksgiving menu will look like – turkey, mashed potatoes, yams, green beans, casseroles – the list goes on! But most of these foods are high in calories and may also contain a lot […]

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Sign Up For Early Access To Your Personal Gestational Diabetes Coach App

Sign Up For Early Access To Your Personal Gestational Diabetes Coach App

Pregnancy with gestational diabetes can be a challenging time for expectant mothers. The Habits Gestational Diabetes Coach App is here to help, support and guide you through this time. Habits Gestational Diabetes Coach guides you through important topics such as glucose monitoring, healthy eating during pregnancy, weight gain during pregnancy and being active. The app […]

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Infographic: Snack On These Healthy Foods During Gestational Diabetes

Snack On These Healthy Foods During Gestational Diabetes

Eating snack regularly during gestational diabetes can help you to avoid hypoglycaemia and also prevents you from over eating during your main meals. Here’s a reference for snacking with gestational diabetes:

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Fitness

6 Ways To Get More Active During Pregnancy With A Busy Routine

Get More Active During Pregnancy With A Busy Routine

Being active can help pregnant women to control weight gain during pregnancy and make labor easier. For expectant mothers with gestational diabetes, regular exercise helps to keep blood glucose levels in check and help the body process insulin more efficiently. But life’s busy and sometimes we may not get time to fit in a scheduled […]

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What To Know If You’ve Just Been Diagnosed With Gestational Diabetes

What To Know If You've Just Been Diagnosed With Gestational Diabetes

Pregnancy is always a time of anxiety, excitement, apprehensions and of course pure unadulterated joy for most moms – even if it’s not their first time.Being diagnosed with gestational diabetes in the midst of this seemingly erratic time in your life can be overwhelming to say the least. But even after all the hundreds of […]

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Fitness

Active Pregnancy – Why Is It Important?

Active Pregnancy - Why Is It Important?

Being active during your pregnancy can help you to avoid excess weight gain, prevent aches and pains and prepare you for labor. It’s also a great way to boost your mood and beat the pregnancy blues. However, in pregnancy, especially that with gestational diabetes, expectant mothers should always consult with their doctor to ensure that […]

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What You Need To Know About Carbohydrates And Gestational Diabetes

Avoid "Carbicide": What You Need To Know About Carbs And Gestational Diabetes

All of us have committed carbicide without thinking of the consequences at some point in our lives – eaten a whole pizza, binged on a pint of ice cream or gone through countless number of french fries. However, if you just got diagnosed with gestational diabetes, you’re probably spending a lot of times figuring out […]

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