There's a TON of controversy and misinformation about the methods for testing for gestational diabetes, and in the midst of it all is you, the mom who just wants solid answers. Here are the current facts so you can know your options!
Show notes - https://thegestationaldiabetic.com/12-2/
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Validating formula feeding
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Can pregnant women eat deli meat? Will deli meat bring listeria poisoning?
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Gestational diabetes testing, cut-offs, alternatives & all questions answered
33:45There's a TON of controversy and misinformation about the methods for testing for gestational diabetes, and in the midst of it all is you, the mom who just wants solid answers. Here are the current facts so you can know your options! Show notes - https://thegestationaldiabetic.com/12-2/
Eating on Thanksgiving with gestational diabetes
18:45Glucose management is particularly challenging during the holidays, but sometimes stressing over it does just as much damage as if you pigged out. Here's what I say: if you're going to pig out, do it guilt-free, but if you're holding true to your carb limits on Thanksgiving, I have some tips and tricks to make the dishes you love lower glycemic. All resources mentioned can be found at https://thegestationaldiabetic.com/11-2/
Moving forward from gestational diabetes - the role and toll of high blood sugar
16:42Diabetes is called a disease of complications because it's often hard to tell if a person has diabetes until their consistent high blood sugar causes complications in their body that are more visible: complications like stroke, heart disease, nerve damage, etc. Even though gestational diabetes is for a small period of time, you are at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes after birth, so it's beneficial to implement some parts of the gestational diabetic lifestyle even after birth, especially if you plan to have more children. All research and links can be found at https://thegestationaldiabetic.com/10-2/
Postpartum healing - the importance of it and how to do it
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