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Old 02-15-2009, 06:03 AM   #1
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So, I failed the one hour and have my 3 hour glucose test next week, but I got a tester in the meantime and my bg levels are definitely high. So I want to start eating in a more appropriate way rather than waiting for the test results. I need some menu idea help. I usually eat a pretty carb heavy diet, so this will definitely be a change! Please give me some suggestions!

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Cut out sugary drinks and juices, eat whole grain carbs, eat fruits that have a lower impact on your blood sugar (apples and berries are good), and eat lots and lots of protein. Meats, fish, cheeses, nuts. Try to get 5-7 servings of low-starch veggies per day too. The nutritionist has me eating 30-40g of carbs for breakfast, 25-35g for snacks, and 45-60g for lunch and dinner. I'm supposed to eat breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, snack, 2-3 hours between each. I haven't been doing so great with it this past week but it usually works well for me.
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If my fasting levels are high (first thing in the morning), is there diet changes I can make that would help fix that?
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How high are they? Try eating a protein-rich snack before bed, even if it's just a spoonful of peanut butter, a handful of nuts, or a hard-boiled egg. Sometimes there's nothing you can do to fix fasting levels because they can often be a result of how your body is reacting to the hormones during pregnancy.
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I am waking up with levels of 91 or 92 every day.
But today, even eating what I think is a very appropriate breakfast and snack, I had a 124 before lunch. That seems high before my meal!
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