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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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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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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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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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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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Watch: This Easy Baked Fish Will Be A Hit At Dinner

Watch: This Easy Baked Fish Will Be A Hit At Dinner

Fish is high in protein and low in fat and carbs which makes it the perfect choice for a light dinner. This easy baked fish recipe is yummy, come together really quickly and won’t cause your blood glucose numbers to rise. Try it for dinner tonight!  

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How Much Weight Should You Gain During Pregnancy?

How Much Weight Should You Gain During Pregnancy?

Weight gain is expected and normal during pregnancy as your body grows, changes and adapts itself for bearing your baby, his/her growth and lactation. However, the weight you gain during pregnancy should only be enough to accommodate all these changes – excessive weight gain can put you and your baby at risk for health problems […]

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Embracing Sweetness-My 9 Months With Gestational Diabetes

Embracing Sweetness – My 9 Months With Gestational Diabetes

First time when I hit those high blood glucose numbers, I was running through my ninth month of pregnancy. My gestational diabetes was gone as soon as it was discovered, without much effort. Seven years later, I found myself again in my gynecologist’s office. I was pregnant for the second time. I was on cloud nine […]

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