Gestational Diabetes is a temporary condition during pregnancy of women when the mother’s body cannot maintain normal blood sugar levels. Large amount of sugar accumulates in the blood when the body is unable to produce enough insulin.
• Gestational Diabetes is a temporary condition during
pregnancy when the mother’s body cannot maintain normal
blood sugar levels.
• Large amount of sugar accumulates in the blood when the
body is unable to produce insulin.
• This can be harmful for both the mother and baby.
• It is important during pregnancy that the expectant mother
maintains healthy blood sugar levels.
• The recommended fasting glucose should be less than 130
milligrams/deciliter and after meal sugar levels needs to be less
than 120 milligrams/deciliter.
• The diets for gestational diabetes should control the blood
glucose levels at the same time provide all the vital nutrients
during this time.
• Given below is a sample diet for gestational diabetes.
• For breakfast take 2 scrambled eggs, 1 slice of whole wheat
bread, plain or toast, 1 teaspoon of margarine.
• The mid morning snack should consist of 1 slice of whole
wheat bread, 1 tablespoon peanut butter, 1 tablespoon Sugar
free jam, 1 cup nonfat/low fat milk.
• For lunch take 1 cup of lentil soup, 1 serving of whole grain
crackers, 1 serving of low fat cheese, 1 cup of baby carrots.
• For mid afternoon snack take 1 serving string cheese and 1
• Evening meal should comprise of 1 serving grilled chicken, 1
cup of steam carrots, 1 small baked sweet potato and 1
tablespoon of butter.
• For bedtime snack take 6 crackers, 1 serving cheese, 1 cup
low fat milk.
• Include plenty of fluid in your diet in the form of vegetable and
fruit juices. Try not to drink them alone but to take them with meals
• Don’t skip meals. Have small frequent meals throughout the day
which support the stabilization of healthy blood glucose much
better than one or two large meals.
• Avoid intake of simple sugars such as white table sugar, honey,
jams, maple syrup, candy, non-diet soft drinks.
• Take a well balanced diet high on fiber such as fresh fruits
and vegetables, whole grain products and cereals.
• Avoid sweet chutneys, oily pickles, ready-to-eat foods that
contain high levels of sodium, pastries, cakes, ice cream, and
honey as well as sweet sherbets, fizzy drinks and packaged
juices, artificial sweeteners, etc.
• Always take protein and carbohydrate together.
• Take a light snack before bedtime as this prevents
blood glucose levels to shoot up.
• Reduce the intake of carbohydrates in your breakfast
the next morning if you wake up with raised blood sugar
• Diabkil Capsule is highly efficient herbal supplement
that can be taken to control and maintain healthy blood
• Hence we can conclude that the diet mentioned above
will be helpful in the treatment of Gestational Diabetes.