Getting Started with Gestational Diabetes

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Understanding the Signs and Symptoms of Gestational Diabetes

Pregnancy is a transformative journey filled with excitement and anticipation, but many screening tests come with this exciting journey. One condition that comes with many emotions is gestational diabetes. Anxiety can be high when wondering whether this pregnancy will come with the tracking and extra care gestational diabetes brings. Understanding the signs and symptoms of …

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Gestational Diabetes ICD-10 Codes

A Guide for Health Professionals Gestational Diabetes ICD-10 Codes Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a significant health concern affecting pregnant women worldwide. As health professionals, it is crucial to have a clear understanding of the diagnostic codes used to classify and manage this condition. The International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD-10), provides specific codes …

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The Best Baby Shower Menu- Gestational Diabetes Edition

The Ultimate Baby Shower Menu for Gestational Diabetes Moms Pregnancy is a time of joy and excitement with family and friends. Do not let following a gestational diabetes diet ruin your time to celebrate. Throwing a gestational diabetes baby shower full of blood sugar-friendly foods that guests and the mama-to-be can enjoy is pretty simple …

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Foods to Avoid with Gestational Diabetes

The overnight switch to a gestational diabetes diet can be overwhelming. Thankfully, you have support, whether it is your care team or my Better Pregnancy Gestational Diabetes Course, blogs, and social media. We got you! I am commonly asked what foods to avoid with gestational diabetes. The answer is very individual. While sugary cakes, cookies, …

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The Best Gestational Diabetes Bedtime Snacks 

Managing gestational diabetes can be challenging, especially when it comes to maintaining stable blood sugar levels overnight. Gestational diabetes bedtime snacks are crucial in this process, but not all snacks are created equal.  Understanding how your body’s hormonal changes affect blood sugar levels can help you choose which snacks will best support your health during …

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Gestational Diabetes and Insulin- Why It’s Not A Failure

Gestational diabetes is a common condition in pregnancy, causing elevated blood sugar levels. While it can be challenging to deal with, there are various strategies to manage it effectively, and it’s crucial to remember that starting medications does not equate to failure.  In this blog, we will discuss the importance of diet and lifestyle interventions, …

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The Best Ways to Control Gestational Diabetes Naturally

An Evidence-Based Whole Food Approach to Gestational Diabetes Management Gestational diabetes is a common condition, with rates steadily increasing over the past few years. Gestational Diabetes is caused by placental hormones causing insulin resistance resulting in high blood sugar levels that impact a baby’s and mom’s health.  With the right treatment plan for gestational diabetes, …

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The Best Blood Sugar Testing Guide for Gestational Diabetes

A gestational diabetes diagnosis can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be with the right support. Regular monitoring of blood sugar levels is a key component of managing gestational diabetes. Simply testing your blood sugar regularly can give important information to your care team to create the best and easiest plan to control your …

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Signs of High Blood Sugar in Gestational Diabetes: What to Know

Monitoring your blood sugars can be stressful and confusing. Thankfully, knowledge is power, and the more you understand your body, the easier it will be to control. In this blog, we’ll explore the signs of high blood sugar during pregnancy and shed light on controlling your gestational diabetes. Understanding High Blood Sugar High blood sugar, …

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Is Gestational Diabetes Bad?- Reframing for Best Outcomes

Receiving a diagnosis of gestational diabetes can feel scary.  Emotions like fear and guilt often accompany this news for many women. A common reaction for many women is to jump to Google to read about gestational diabetes to ease their anxiety. In this blog, we will settle your nerves and answer the question, “Is gestational …

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What is Gestational Diabetes and Why it’s Not Your Fault.

Gestational diabetes is prevalent in pregnancies today. In California, about 1 in 8 pregnant women are diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes, with rates in specific areas soaring to nearly 30% (1). In this blog, we’re diving into what gestational diabetes is, the risk factors, and why it is not your fault. Thankfully, while gestational diabetes is …

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