Summer picnics & barbecues with gestational diabetes don’t have to be a challenge. With a little planning, you can go to these events more relaxed knowing what and how much you can eat.
The most common diet for gestational diabetes is a carb counting diet. Knowing which foods contain carbs and how much you can eat will help you feel more confident about picking out what to eat. Depending on how your individual body processes carbs, lunch or dinner would typically include 3-4 carb servings (45-60 grams of carbohydrates). If blood sugar levels remain in the desired range, you can try increasing it to 4-5 carb servings (60-75 grams of carbohydrates). Use your blood sugar monitoring results as a guide….