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Posted by: beryl | 2012/08/27

Q.

Low GI and snack food for type 1 diabetes

can you give me a lis of Low GI foods -I am three months pregnant and my levels in the morning are fine after porridge 8.9 one hour after eating. very confused as to know what to eat - what snack foods can I have inbetween meals - I am taking 10 units before each meal - breakfast lunch and dinner and 4 unts slow release at night. I am told I must keep my levels below 7 becasue of the baby can you suggest any Low GI food that is maybe below the 60 points that I can eat and not affect the sugar levels too much.this is very new to me as this has just been diagnosed
many thanlks

Expert's Reply

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Diabetes expert

Dear Beryl
Targets for glucose levels during pregnancy, assuming you are otherwise well, is a fasting glucose of less than 5.5 and 1 hour after the meal(1 hour after first bite of food) less than 8. It is beyond the scope of this forum to give a list of low GI foods, and hence I would suggest a dietician, as they will be able to go over the options in detail, and give you your best advice. A good dietician will be able to help you carb count, i.e. match your insulin to your carbohydrate intake.

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Posted by: Diabetes Expert | 2012/08/30

Dear Beryl
Targets for glucose levels during pregnancy, assuming you are otherwise well, is a fasting glucose of less than 5.5 and 1 hour after the meal(1 hour after first bite of food) less than 8. It is beyond the scope of this forum to give a list of low GI foods, and hence I would suggest a dietician, as they will be able to go over the options in detail, and give you your best advice. A good dietician will be able to help you carb count, i.e. match your insulin to your carbohydrate intake.

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