REDUCING THE PROBABILITY OF GESTATIONAL DIABETES 

What is it?

Gestational diabetes is a metabolic disorder of pregnancy that inhibits the body’s ability to metabolize blood sugar. This causes there to be an excess of sugar in the blood stream of both the mother and the baby. Left untreated it can create dire circumstances for both the mother and the baby. The prevention and control strategy for gestational diabetes is much the same as the recommendations for limiting the severity of hypertension and preeclampsia. Women who develop gestational diabetes are at risk of also developing preeclampsia. 

What is the problem?

If you develop gestational diabetes you will either be given a strict control plan or your care will be transferred to a medical provider, depending on the circumstances and contributing factors. 

PREVENTION STRATEGY

  • Maintain a diet primarily composted of protein, greens, vegetables and fruits- in that order
  • Have a serving of Mama’s Oatmeal 3-7 times a week
  • Add Pecans to your diet
  • Eat fresh vegetables and fruits instead of canned
  • Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Drink 1/2 your weight in ounces of fluids every day.
  • Avoid fast foods, junk food, soda, artificial sweeteners, pastries, sweets, white flour & sugar
  • Limit grains, legumes, starches
  • Get at least 150 minutes of exercise weekly- especially walking. POWER WALK!
  • Orgasm at least 3 times a week
  • Get a least 15 minutes of outdoor time, daily
  • Take a salt bath (1 1/2 c Epsom salt, 1 cup sea salt, 1/4 c baking soda) 3-7 times a week
  • Take 10,000 Iu of Vitamin D3 supplement daily (spray, no artificial colors or ingredients)
  • Take 500 mg of natural Vitamin C daily
  • Take a magnesium supplement daily
  • One serving daily of yogurt, kefir, pickles, kimchi, sauerkraut, tempeh, miso or soy sauce
  • Eat sea vegetables or take a blue green algae s
  • upplement daily (Nori, kelp, spirulina)
  • Avoid toxic shampoos, conditioners, toothpastes, deodorants and other body products
  • Avoid toxic household cleaners
  • One week before taking the glucose test (usually done at 24-28 weeks) increase intake of complex carbs to 150 grams per day, or about 3-5 servings per day— whole grain pasta, red potatoes, Yams, Sweat potato, squash, wild rice, quinoa, sprouted whole grain bread, beans, lentils, kasha, brown rice, banana, strawberry, melon.

The two weeks prior to taking the Gestational Diabetes test which will be offered to you between 24 and 28 weeks:

  • Eat a diet rich in complex carbohydrates
  • Walk after meals