I don’t have Gestational Diabetes. That I know of.
At my last doctor’s visit, my nurse suggested that I take the routine Gestational Diabetes Test within the week (this is about 8 weeks earlier than what’s routine). I didn’t have diabetes with my last pregnancy, but since I am now showing a bit more amniotic fluid than normal (and the fact that Kelsey was a big baby), she wants to be safe and test early.
Which means, if I test negative, I get to drink that icky gooey sugary drink twice in one pregnancy – as I will have to test again at 28 weeks. Lucky me, eh?
This news kind of scared me. So, for the last week I have been really watching what I eat. I am trying to eat food low-carb food with little or no sugar. My theory is just like what we do before a dentist visit (floss. floss. floss. floss. flooooooooosssss. In such excess so the dentist will not judge us for clearly not flossing twice a day and any cavities will go away). That’s my mentality. If I eat less sugar now, maybe I have a better chance at passing this test and remaining gestational diabetes-free.
Silly. I know.
That said, I have been searching for Gestational Diabetes recipes online. Oh, and let me preface this with the fact that I know diddley squat about diabetes. I just found these dishes online and I’m tempted to try them. You know, just to give me the edge going into my appointment next week. Wink. Wink.
Beef Casserole | 2 hours to cook | Read recipe >
Baked Eggs | Read recipe >
Mini Bread & Banana Puddings | Read recipe >
Lemon & thyme roast chicken | Read recipe >
Smoothie (with ice cream!!) | Read recipe >
French Toast | Read recipe >
If you have Gestational Diabetes, you may want to check out this website. Great tips from seafood, red meat, vegetarian and breakfast (my favorite) recipes. Enjoy.