Pregnancy has been known to take its toll on the mother both physically and mentally. And though a lot of these things have become reversible with the improvement in the medical research and technology, there are some things that are yet difficult to cure. One of these things that cannot be cured is diabetes. The only way to keep living with diabetes is to keep it in control and to make significant changes in your diet. Speaking of diabetes, there is one, in particular, that might develop when you are pregnant. This type of diabetes is known as Gestational Diabetes. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a condition of abnormally raised blood sugar levels (also called ‘glucose intolerance’ or ‘hyperglycemia’) that may occur in the second part of the pregnancy. It occurs when the blood glucose level (blood sugar level) of the mother goes too high during pregnancy.
1. INSULIN- It is the most basic and significant way of keeping the sugar level in check. So, your doctor will probably prescribe you insulin shots or tablets based on the severity.
2. EXERCISES- Regular walks,
3. PROPER DIET- What most people sometimes do not understand is that a healthy and proper diet can go a long way in preventing a lot of illnesses and even controlling diabetes. So, make a proper health plan and follow it. Consume a lot of protein foods during meal and snack times. These foods do not turn into glucose after digestion and they can help you feel full. Protein is found in foods such as eggs, chicken, fish, meat, tofu, nuts, seafood, nut butter, cheese and seeds. Eat 3 meals and 3 snacks, 2 to 3 hours apart...
A sample diet plan like-
7.00am- 1glass of low fat milk+ 2 wheat rusks+ 6 soaked almonds
9.00am- Besan/ mung dal chilla+ salad like carrot, spinach+ a small bowl low fat curd or 2 egg omlette+ 2 slice wheat bread or a big bowl of veg. upma/ oats upma..
11.00am- fruits like apple/ guava/ pomegranate
12.00pm- coconut water/ a lemonade
1.30pm- Brown rice pulav+ cucumber, tomato salads+ dal tadka/ fish curry
4.30pm- tea (sugar free) + wheat and methi kakra
6.00pm- museli/ wheat flakes+ milk( low fat)+ apple
7.00/ 7.30pm- chiken/ vegetable soup
8.00pm- multigrain roti+ palak paneer+ salad
10.00pm- milk+ 6 soaked almonds..
it is just a sample.. i would suggest you to get a similar diet plans with a good dietician..
In pic- normal values of OGTT