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Type 2 Diabetes is a chronic disease that is characterised by blood glucose levels (BGL) that remain elevated after eating. Gestational diabetes (GDM) is a form of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy, which is controlled in part by pregnancy hormones and can be influenced by poor diet and lack of physical activity. It is estimated that around 12-14% of pregnant women are diagnosed with GDM each year. GDM can impact the long-term health of both mother and baby if it is not managed correctly during pregnancy. While in most cases blood glucose levels do return to normal immediately post birth, it is important to know that a mother’s ongoing risk of developing Type 2 diabetes in future years is extremely high. In addition, persistently high BGLs can increase the risk of a child developing chronic disease in their later life.
Therefore, it is important that if you are diagnosed with GDM, that you work closely with your team of healthcare professionals (OBGYN, Dietitian and Diabetes Nurse Educator), to manage your BGLs. This can be achieved through healthy eating, exercise monitoring, and medication (if needed). Here are the key dietary steps to take to keep your BGLs and weight as tightly controlled as possible for the duration of your pregnancy.
Below is a sample meal plan which provides a guide on how you can space out your carbohydrate intake during pregnancy with GDM.
Sample meal plan
|Breakfast||Morning Tea||Lunch||Afternoon Tea||Dinner||Supper|
|Meal option 1||Rolled oats (1/2 cup) with milk and added nuts||Fruit e.g. Apple||1 Sourdough roll with cheese, mixed vegetables and tuna||1 tub yoghurt||1.5 cups cooked pasta/noodles with chicken and mixed vegetables||Muesli Bar
|Meal option 2||2 slices grain toast, 2 teaspoons peanut butter or 1 tablespoon avocado
1 fresh fruit
|1 fresh fruit e.g. Banana||1 Baked Sweet potato (200g) with mixed vegetables such as corn, chicken mince,||1 glass of milk And 30g mixed nuts||4 wholegrain crackers e.g. Vitaweat with cheese||1 cup cooked long grain rice or quinoa with beef and vegetable curry|