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Diabetes diet (especially for the expecting mothers)---a diet special

Diabetes diet (especially for the expecting mothers)---a diet special

Diabetes diet – gestational (especially for the women)


Gestational diabetes is high blood sugar related disease, which starts with pregnancy. The problem can be managed by eating balanced diet. The recommended diets are for those women, who are not prescribed insulin.


Varieties of healthy foods are recommended for these women. While shopping, you can study the food levels that are suitable for balancing your diet. The vegetarians must consult your dietitians or doctors for balancing your diet.

The general recommendations are:-

Ø  Healthy fats and lean proteins in moderate amount

Ø  Plenty of vegetables and whole fruits

Ø  Moderate amounts of rice, bread, cereal, pasta as whole grains and corn and peas as starchy vegetables

Ø  Avoid as much as possible sweetened foods such as pastries, fruit juice, soft drinks

Diet Schedules

Take small to moderate sized meals thrice a day. You can take one or more snacks in a day. Skipping meals and snacks is not good for you. Your items of food i.e. proteins, carbohydrates and fats should be the same type and same amount for maintaining your blood sugar level in control.


·        Carbohydrates should constitute less than half of your total calorie intake in each day.

·        Your healthy choice will be whole-grain carbohydrates and high-fibre

·        Sugary or starchy foods are the sources of carbohydrates.

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They are ,,,, pasta, cereal, bread, rice, potatoes, peas, fruit juice, corn, fruit, milk, yogurt, soda, cookies, candy and other sweets

·        The measurements of carbohydrates are in grams, so count the amount of carbohydrates you are taking per day. Never cross the prescribed limit.

·        Vegetables are always good for your blood sugar check and other health issues. Take them in plenty

Starchy vegetables, beans and grains


One serving equals

1 ounce ready-to-eat cereals

1 slice bread

1 English muffin

½ cup of cooked pasta or rice

(6 or more servings per day)

Foods to choose

Foods must be loaded with minerals, fibre, vitamins, and healthy carbohydrates. The lists of foods are:

Whole grain cereals

Brown / wild rice

Whole grains i.e. oats or barley

Whole-wheat pasta


Whole-grain crackers and breads

Corn and peas types of starchy vegetables

Always use whole-grain flours or whole-wheat for baking or cooking. Take more English muffins, tortillas and pita bread types of low-fat breads


¾ cup of vegetable juice

1 cup of green and leafy vegetables

½ cup of chopped vegetables either raw or cooked

1 cup chopped or cooked raw vegetables

You must choose the healthy vegetables from the list below:

Deep yellow or dark green vegetables are spinach, carrots, peppers, broccoli, romaine lettuce

No salt, no fats and no added sauce in your frozen or fresh vegetables

(3 to 5 servings per day)


1/2 cup of frozen, cooked, chopped or canned fruit

A banana, apple, or orange type of 1 medium whole fruit

Fruit juice, 3/4 of a cup

(2 to 4 servings per day)

What are the healthy fruit choices?

Oranges, grapefruits, and tangerines types of Citrus fruits,

Whole fruits have more fibre, so whole fruits rather than juices.

Fresh fruits and juices are always recommended because they have more nutritional values than canned or frozen varieties.

Fruit juices, but no added sugar

Milk & dairy products (no fat or low fat only)

One serving equals:

1 1/2 oz. of natural cheese

2 oz. of processed cheese

1 cup of milk or yogurt

(4 servings per day)

Choices of Healthy dairy are:

Dairy products are always a very good source of phosphorus, protein and calcium

Low-fat or non-fat yogurt or milk. Never take yogurt with artificial sweeteners or added sugar.

Proteins we get from Nuts, eggs, dry beans, fish and meat

1/2 cup cooked beans

2 tablespoons peanut butter

2-3 ozof processed cheese

2-3 oz. cooked fish, meat or poultry

1 egg

(2 to 3 servings per day)

Healthy proteins are:

Lean cuts of pork, wild game, beef and veal

Poultry or Fish. Remove the skin from turkey and chicken.

If any fat is visible, remove it from meat. Broil, grill, Bake, roast, or boiling is healthier than frying. This group of foods are excellent for protein, iron, B vitamins and zinc.


Eat sugar-free sweets.

Sweets are high in sugar and fat, so limit its intake. Keep small sized portions

If at all you are taking sweet, split your portion with others.


It is always recommended that you limit your intake of any type of fatty foods

High-saturated fats such as bacon, butter, hamburger and cheese are always to avoid in your meals

Canola oil, peanut oil, olive oil and safflower oil are always prescribed for your diets. Include olives, nuts and avocados in your meals.

Go easy on salad dressing, butter, margarine, desserts and cooking oil.

Don't entirely cut oils and fats from your diet. They are needed for energy & growth. Especially for babies, they are essential for brain development.

Other changes in lifestyles

Consult your doctor for a safe exercise plan. Walking is the best and easy to practice. If you can swim or love to do low-impact exercise, will be equally good. Exercises and / or walking that suits you are always going to give you “boon of good health”.

Never try to cut short your exercises or walking as has been prescribed by your physician. Restrict your taste buds, they are going to give momentary pleasures but ultimately will ruin your health. If you are on medication, take care of your supporting and supplementing issues. Medicines alone are not going to give you 100%. The overall precautions for your health and health related factors, healthy life styles, healthy foods, sufficient intake of water can give you much needed inputs your body needs for now and for the days to come.


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# Jayesh 2018-07-23
Hello, I am from Tawang, PLz suggest some biochemic remedies for gonorrhoea .
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# Dr. Pooja 2018-07-25
Kali Mur, Natrum Mur, Natrum Sulph, and silicea are few important biochemic emedies in homoeopathy which can be used safely in this case, you can also take advise from gynecologist given here-Gynecologist in Tawang.
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# Priyansh Older than three months
Hello I am from Amravati, My neighbour has been feeling redness and burning in urethral organs, can it be a disease, should she visit gynec?
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# Dr. Naresh Older than three months
It can be a simple infection also and a disease also, If after the examination, the presence of gram negative bacteria is seen ,gonorrhoea infection can be thought of, she should visit good women's specialist- find list of Gynecologist in Amravati
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# Vivaan Older than three months
Hii, I am from Ballia, Please tell that can moisture be responsible for infections ?
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# Dr. Naresh Older than three months
Hello, good to see that you are from Ballia, yes,that is why u must keep your genital organs clean and dry because moisture can favour infections.
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# Lakshay Older than three months
Hii, I am from Durg, I want to know can cigerrete sharing can lead to syphilis ?
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# Dr. Naresh Older than three months
yes,sharing cigerette,drinking cups,common spoons etc can also lead to syphilis, Generally whenever the fluid of a person who has syphilis is shared,the infection can occur, you should also consult with good Gynecologist in Durg
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# Himmat Older than three months
Hello, plz tell me what are venereal diseases, can you plz suggest some good gynecologist in Bijnor ?
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# Dr. Naresh Older than three months
veneral diseases are those which can be spread through sexual contact, The spreading agents can bacteria ,viruses etc, The examples are syphilis and gonorrhoea can be can spread by sexual contact, you can also find list of Gynecologist in Bijnor.
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# Jayesh Older than three months
Hii, plz tell me,Which tests can confirm syphilis in primary stage, also suggest name of good maternity hospitals in South West Delhi ?
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# Dr. Naresh Older than three months
During the primary stage,DG illumination tests are very helpful, find good maternity hospitals-Bhagat Chandra Hospital ; Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Science and Research ; Bensups Hospital.
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# Harikiran Older than three months
Can gonorrhoea be caused by the infected towels, also provide the list of good gynecologist in Nagpur?
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# Dr. Pooja Older than three months
Gonorrhoea can be transmitted by the infected towels, handkerchiefs of the infected person, But most cases are due to sexual contacts, find here list of good Gynecologist in Nagpur.
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