Controlling your eating over the holiday season can be hard for everyone. If you’re pregnant, eating and wanting to eat everything is a challenge. However, when you combine the holidays, pregnancy and gestational diabetes altogether, eating can become an ultimate challenge.
Gestational diabetes is a special type of diabetes that can develop in some women late in pregnancy. It can be detected during your twenty-six and twenty-eighth weeks of pregnancy screening for gestational diabetes. If you have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes, it will affect the foods you are able to eat.
If you have gestational diabetes, it does not mean you cannot enjoy holiday feasts during this season. However, you will need to adjust what you can and cannot eat. You’ll want to stick to a range of 45-60 grams of carbs for your holiday meal. If turkey is your protein of choice this holiday, that’s a good thing. Enjoy turkey, it is a great source of protein and has no carbs. Fill up on the vegetables as well! If you love mashed potatoes, try substituting them for mashed cauliflower instead. Try these Garlic Mashed Cauliflowers from All Recipes.
If you are pregnant and in need of a gestational diabetes test, call Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A. We are a comprehensive obstetrics and gynecology practice located in Marietta, Georgia. We will routinely test our pregnant patients at twenty-six and twenty-eight weeks, however if you are high risk for gestational diabetes, we may recommend being tested earlier in your pregnancy. Come and see us today. Happy Holidays to all our wonderful patients.