You and Your Health
Health Tip: Your Diet’s Role in Gestational Diabetes
Gestational diabetes is first diagnosed while a woman is pregnant.
The U.S. National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse says dietary changes may be key to managing the disease. The agency offers these examples of what a gestational diabetes meal plan may include:
* Restricting sweets.
* Eating three small meals each day, with one-to-three snacks in between.
* Watching the amount of carbohydrates that you eat, and when you eat them.
* Increasing fiber intake by eating more fruits, vegetables and whole grains.