Home The Vegan Diet for Gestational Diabetes – Please Share your Experiences

The Vegan Diet for Gestational Diabetes – Please Share your Experiences

I was just diagnosed with gestational diabetes. Just goes to show you how you can be an uber healthy eater and have no risk factors, but it can happen to you! Of course, I am going to be set up with a monitor, nutritionist, and further specialized care, but if there are others of you in my boat, words of advice and encouragement are welcome!

What is your diet?

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Timi (anonymous)

Yes, you will be fine! I had it with my first and still have to monitor with my current second, even though I’m negative, bc certain things still spike my sugar. Has nothing to do with your diet, all about the placement of the placenta. It’s trial and error in the beginning to see what spikes your sugar. For me it was pasta, rice, quinoa, breads, etc. Sugar didn’t do anything to me so I was able to eat some sweets, fruit, etc. Once you know what you can eat it’s very easy to manage, but the cravings are definitely hard to deal with. Good luck and feel free to pm if you have any more questions.

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Tiffany O. (anonymous)

A dietician’s advice here may be a good idea.

Slow release, complex carbohydrates should remain part of your diet even as a diabetic, it isn’t a reason to go Atkins!

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Judy Scherer (anonymous)

You can tr: Gardein, Ezekiel low-carb bread, protein powder, almonds, sugar-free pb

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Maria (anonymous)

Thank you for admitting this, especially here. I see far too many women saying that others don’t need to do any form of the test, just eat a healthy vegan diet, which is false and dangerous. Good luck, mama!

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Martina (anonymous)

Yeah fruit and grains spike me badly lol I’ve found protein bars, and peanut butter eaten with either apples or strawberries work well for me but that’s about it. Gets old as a snack lol!

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Chi Cheng (anonymous)

Also, are you occasionally monitoring your sugar control?

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Vanessa (anonymous)

You will eat the SAME things over and over and over. It’s horrible. I haven’t touched PB since I had the baby. 😉
The good things is, you probably will stop gaining weight and that makes postpartum so much easier. I’m almost 6 weeks and lower than when I started.

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Michele Dalton (anonymous)

Yep 6 times a day! Just getting a bit tired of eating the same things everyday that’s why I was looking for different food ideas.

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Kathy (anonymous)

Protein bars, oatmeal, PB, Quinoa, whole wheat bread, beans. You have to try it, which is the best for you!

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Isabella (anonymous)

Yep! People don’t realise it can happen to anyone and doesn’t mean you’re unhealthy. That’s why it’s important to get tested!! Thanks for sharing!

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Stef (anonymous)

I just got diagnosed and am about 32 weeks, it’s super frustrating. I’m waiting to get an appointment with the specialist….are you managing well now?

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Michele Dalton (anonymous)

UPDATE: So first I adjusted diet, no change. Then I started metformin, no change. In fact numbers were going up since GD is a progressive condition. Next appt, my dose goes to the max … no change. Meanwhile, 2-3 weeks ago, I get debilitating hip inflammation and can no longer walk/limp without wincing pain. FINALLY, I was Rx insulin injections, and the numbers are gradually declining! What’s more, the inflammation has subsided! I figure since sugar is inflammatory, all the excess glucose swimming around my system caused the inflammation, because I feel like a new woman now that the GD seems to be getting under control. Excited to report this to my OB. (And my li’l fetus had measured in the 71st percentile. So hopefully, with one more month to go, everything will get back on track.)

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Ann Harrison (anonymous)

I’m so glad you are getting it under control!