The Pregnancy Hat: Diabetes Recipes

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.

Gestational Diabetes Recipes

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.


2 thoughts on “The Pregnancy Hat: Diabetes Recipes

  1. I just did the test this am – is it weird that I kind of like the drink? I’m sure the doctor is just being overly cautious, which is why we love her, right?