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Old 10-03-2012, 10:34 PM   #1
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Preventing GD?

I had GD with DS2 and DS3...I would really REALLY like to avoid it this time if I can. Besides giving up soda (which will be hard, but I'm willing to make the sacrifice), is there anything I can do to hopefully keep my sugars in check?
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I believe you can try and switch to a very low carb/sugar diet as if you have GD from the start. I know some people claim you can prevent it but I believe more that you can control it. Some women have no issues with it at all while others have severe problems. One mama I know is really fit, works out 5 days a week, very active and eats a GD diet still had uncontrollable levels and needed meds and was threatened with hospital stays!
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:42 PM   #3
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I believe you can try and switch to a very low carb/sugar diet as if you have GD from the start. I know some people claim you can prevent it but I believe more that you can control it. Some women have no issues with it at all while others have severe problems. One mama I know is really fit, works out 5 days a week, very active and eats a GD diet still had uncontrollable levels and needed meds and was threatened with hospital stays!
In a way that makes me feel better. I was in pretty good shape with both boys and ate relatively well (I'd be lying if I said it was all healthy). I will try to do high protein and go from there
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Reducing carbs can definitely be a big help, but the issue is insulin resistance. You can't really do anything to prevent that. I've heard great things about cinnamon to control blood sugar.
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:34 AM   #5
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Re: Preventing GD?

Exercise. A 20 minute walk at a fast pace after a heavy meal can help lower blood sugar.

I have GD with this pregnancy and I walked all the time before I got put on bed rest. Now I'm having a hard time controlling my sugars Only 5 more weeks to go!
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high protein, low carb/sugar helps keep blood sugar in check. Note, this does not mean NO carbs/sugar, just low amnts.

regular excerise

plenty of water

and believe it or not, SLEEP! Not getting enough sleep can actually make your body act wonky with your blood sugar levels.
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:26 PM   #7
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Re: Preventing GD?

I did have extreme insomnia with both those pregnancies and got pretty much NO sleep.
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I did have extreme insomnia with both those pregnancies and got pretty much NO sleep.
yea that can affect it. If I don't sleep well, my blood sugars are really wacky.
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I read stuff about the brewster diet for preventing/controlling GD. Check it out.
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:18 PM   #10
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I read stuff about the brewster diet for preventing/controlling GD. Check it out.
I agree!!! I learned about this diet in Bradley Method courses. I was surprised at the great success of avoiding pre-e and GD with this diet!

It's the Brewer Diet
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