Gestational Diabetes Diet


Here are key points to remember about maintaining a healthy diet for gestational diabetes:
  • For someone on this diet, what, when, and how much you eat all affect your blood glucose level.
  • You can keep your blood glucose at a healthy level if you:


    • Eat about the same amount of food each day.
    • Eat at about the same times each day.
    • Take your medicines (if applicable) at the same times each day.
    • Exercise at the same times each day.


  • Every day, choose foods from these food groups: starches, vegetables, fruit, meat and meat substitutes, and milk and yogurt. How much of each depends on how many calories you need a day.
  • Limit the amounts of fats and sweets you eat each day as part of your diet.
  • Eat a healthy diet or follow a meal plan for the duration of your pregnancy to improve your health and to help ensure a healthy pregnancy. If you need to make changes to your diet or meal plan to keep your glucose level in the healthy range, your healthcare provider will help.
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