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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.