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How Many Carbs Can I Have in a Gestational Diabetes Snack?

High Carb Snack Food
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The Gestational Diabetes Snack

Eating the right foods is not the only important part of managing gestational diabetes.  We must strive to keep a steady supply of proteins and carbs throughout the day.  This means having three small meals and at least two small snacks, spaced evenly all day long.  Since you’re having two of them per day, your gestational diabetes snacks are pretty important in the scheme of things.

When I was first diagnosed with gestational diabetes, I was really upset with myself.  I felt like I should have done more to prevent it this time around.  I discovered after delivering a 9 pound, 10 ounce baby in 2010 that I had undiagnosed gestational diabetes with her.  We nearly lost her from the rough delivery and her difficulty breathing afterward.  I vowed to do a better job of taking care of myself this pregnancy after coming so close to tragedy last time. Continue reading