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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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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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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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Easy Postpartum Recovery Nutrition for The Busy Mom

Growing and delivering a baby is one of the most nutritionally depleting and exhausting tasks women will face. Most focus on nutrition during pregnancy, but pay little attention to nutrition after delivery. The fact is nutrient requirements in early postpartum are actually higher than during pregnancy, making food as medicine an essential for postpartum recovery. …

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The Best Protein Bagel- Gluten-Free

I’m constantly craving bread in any form, so I am super excited that my protein bagel recipe works! These are addicting and are delicious in ever version. The raisins and cinnamon protein bagel are perfect if you have a sweet tooth. The everything but the bagel seasoning or sea salt version is super savory. These …

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The Best Diabetes Snacks at Target- Winter 2023

The request for more diabetes snack ideas from my gestational diabetes patients is one of the most popular requests I get. This makes sense for the following reasons:  On my latest shopping trip to Target, I took a moment to find all the gestational diabetes snacks at Target that I could find. If you’re looking …

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 Low Sugar Starbucks Drinks- The Best Holiday 2024 Guide

It’s that time of year again! Many of us get the shopping buzz, Mariah Carey is on repeat, and the cravings for warm holiday Starbucks drinks get real! Whether you’re watching your blood sugars, overall health, or holiday weight this year, don’t worry; you can still enjoy your favorite holiday drinks with the tricks below …

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Easy Fall Gestational Diabetes Meal Plan with Recipes!

 I’m delighted to present a tailored gestational diabetes meal plan for autumn, carefully designed to keep your blood sugar in check while savoring fall flavors. This plan aims to ensure your pregnancy remains healthy and well-nourished by incorporating seasonal produce. Each meal contains under 30g of high-fiber carbs paired with healthy fat and protein to …

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The Best Tips for Making Fall Low Sugar Starbucks Drinks

The Best Tips for Making Fall Low Sugar Starbucks Drinks The air is getting crisp, and it is time for our favorite Starbucks fall drinks. Having gestational diabetes doesn’t have to stop you from enjoying some of your favorite fall flavors. Follow the below tips to order a low-sugar Starbucks drink this fall. Pumpkin Spice …

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The Best 7 Tips for Gestational Diabetes Self-Care

7 Tips for Gestational Diabetes Self-Care Pregnancy is an unpredictable journey of joys and tears. Getting a gestational diabetes diagnosis can add extra stress to an already bumpy ride. It’s important to take some extra breaths and care for yourself. In this blog, I’m diving into essential tools for gestational diabetes self-care. 1. Acceptance. The first …

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The Best Sugar Substitutes for Gestational Diabetes

Are you pregnant with gestational diabetes and struggling with sugar cravings? You are not alone! Don’t worry. There are many delicious low-carb dessert alternatives to try. What works best for your sweet bids and blood sugars may take some trial and error, but it’s worth it. In this blog, I’m diving into what safe options my clients have used and tasted tested to keep their blood sugar and taste buds happy!