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Posted by: Belinda | 2010/04/14

Gestational Diabets

What foods should I avoid while pregnant to help lower my glucose level?

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Dear Belinda
It is essential for anyone with insulin resistance or diabetes to consult a clinical dietitian, because the correct diet is one of the most important factors in treatment. Visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area. The dietitian will take your gestational diabetes, pregnancy and raised blood sugar and insulin levels, into account when working out a diet for you, which will be based on foods with a low glycaemic index (GI). Click on 'Diet' and 'Weight loss' and 'The Glycaemic Index' and read the articles on the GI. Also click on ‘Food as Medicine' on the Diet Site and then on ‘Type 2 diabetes’. Because you are pregnant and both you and your baby require highly nutritional food to ensure good health, it is even more important that you have an individual diet prescription worked out for you.
So see a dietitian ASAP.
Wishing you all the best for the pregnancy.
DietDoc

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Posted by: DietDoc | 2010/04/14

Dear Belinda
It is essential for anyone with insulin resistance or diabetes to consult a clinical dietitian, because the correct diet is one of the most important factors in treatment. Visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area. The dietitian will take your gestational diabetes, pregnancy and raised blood sugar and insulin levels, into account when working out a diet for you, which will be based on foods with a low glycaemic index (GI). Click on 'Diet' and 'Weight loss' and 'The Glycaemic Index' and read the articles on the GI. Also click on ‘Food as Medicine' on the Diet Site and then on ‘Type 2 diabetes’. Because you are pregnant and both you and your baby require highly nutritional food to ensure good health, it is even more important that you have an individual diet prescription worked out for you.
So see a dietitian ASAP.
Wishing you all the best for the pregnancy.
DietDoc

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