GESTATIONAL DIABETES – Diet Plan By Dietitian Jyoti Chabria


GESTATIONAL DIABETES - Diet Plan By Dietitian Jyoti Chabria

BEST ADVICE ON GESTATIONAL DIABETES from a diet plan, exercises and weight control.

When you hear the word gestational diabetes I am sure many of us raise our eyebrows! Well, let me put it in a simpler way. This type of diabetes is common in the pregnant woman and remains only until the time of her delivery. After childbirth the patient is no longer considered a diabetic. Some women are unfortunate when gestational diabetes tends to stay and does not go away. This occurs in very rare situations accompanied by other complications.
Gestational diabetes during pregnancy is a time phase in which the body goes through a series of changes. Did you know that gestational diabetes is also known as "Mellitis"?

Let's have a brief look at what actually causes diabetes in the pregnant woman:

Pregnant women really do not have to worry about their blood sugar levels increasing because they normally reach normal levels over time. I'm sure everyone would want to know the reason for the high levels of sugar in the pregnant woman! One important cause is the fact that the placenta produces more insulin than is normally required by the body, and results in blocking hormones.
Gestational diabetes occurs in women generally during the last semester of pregnancy. The best way to make sure that you are not a diabetic is to get your blood sugar levels checked after your delivery and regularly during the six consecutive months. A healthy diet for gestational diabetes is also very important to be followed.
Pregnancy is one of those phases in the life of a woman she always expects. The pregnancy period should be followed with some form of exercise for gestational diabetes. This would go a long way in making pregnancy easier for women.

Risk Factors for Gestational Diabetes:
1. Obesity: Overweight women are at increased risk of developing gestational diabetes. Therefore, it is important to maintain a control of your weight during pregnancy.
2. High blood pressure: Pregnancy tends to increase blood pressure levels in women. In order to avoid this situation, it is always advisable to do some yoga or meditation to keep the mind quiet.

Some basic precautions to take during pregnancy are:

Healthy Diet Plan:
It is important to follow a diet similar to that of a diabetic patient. Once the baby is born, the mother can return to her normal eating habits as all the sugar parameters return to normal levels. The food to be consumed by the patient is as follows: fat low fat milk, chopsticks, spinach, fenugreek, etc.
Foods to avoid are potatoes, beets, bananas, mangoes, grapes and apples.

Exercise:
This is another way to maintain normal sugar levels in the body. Exercising like taking small walks or yoga can help you control the levels of glucose in the body.

A control of your weight:
Weight control is a task for many mothers! Controlling your weight can go a long way in keeping your blood sugar levels under control.

I hope this little bit of information has been educational in some way to all of you! So remember that gestational diabetes is only a temporary phase, but it can be problematic if they are not precautions. As the old saying goes "Caution is better than cure!"

Jyoti Chabria is a Dietician Consultant for many leading hospitals, universities and companies in India. She is the winner of a national award for her Nutriline nutrition line.
With more than 20 years of experience, it aims to raise public awareness in the field of health and carry out various camps and workshops.

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