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I have diabetes. What is the best diet and exercise regime while pregnant?


I have diabetes. What is the best diet and exercise regime while pregnant?

The Bump Expert

Coming into pregnancy as a diabetic is no easy task, and it’s important to make sure you’re getting the appropriate high-risk care as well as paying attention to diet and exercise. If you have type 2 diabetes, what and how often you eat will have a bigger effect on your health. Focus on having small, frequent and well-balanced meals, keeping an eye on your carbohydrate consumption. Aim for a minimum of 140 grams of carbs a day, or about 10 servings (a serving is about 15 grams; that’s about the amount you’d find in one slice of bread, half a banana, 1/3 cup of rice, half a cup of pasta, an apple, 2/3 cup of peas, a cup of broccoli, a small container of low-fat yogurt, or a cup of fat-free milk. Try to focus on whole grains (brown rice, whole wheat bread and pasta, etc.) instead of refined, and include plenty of fruits and veggies.

If you have type 1 diabetes, it’s still important to eat a healthy diet, but note you may need to adjust your insulin levels, and you can expect your needs to increase as your pregnancy progresses. No matter what type of diabetes you have, it’s important to speak with a nutritionist, who can help you figure out a safe and nutritious diet that will be healthy for both you and your growing baby.

Exercise is also important; type 2 diabetics who exercise regularly require far less medication than those who don’t, and that still holds true during pregnancy. If you’re not used to sweating it out on a regular basis, this isn’t the time to start, but unless your doctor says otherwise, aim for at least 15 minutes of exercise once or twice day, ideally a low-impact exercise like brisk walking, swimming or cycling on a recumbent bike. Taking a walk after a meal, by the way, can help control your sugar levels.

Plus, more from The Bump:

Gestational Diabetes

Nutrition and Exercise Tips for Pregnancy

Things Every High-Risk Pregnancy Patient Should Know

Vera T. Fajtova, MD, endocrinologist at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates in Boston and assistant professor of clinical medicine at Harvard University

Diabetes diet and exercise?

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Diabetes diet and exercise?

My wife was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 9 years ago and we were both scared that it would affect the pregnancy, so we did a lot of online research, went to several doctors and we also asked a friend who has an online physical therapy degree and they all told us not to be scared to get pregnant because as long as your are between 130 or 140 pounds that shouldn't be a problem. Talk to your doctor to help you out with the diet and exercise. I'm pretty sure everything will be okay! I wish you the best.

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Diabetes diet and exercise?

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Diabetes diet and exercise?

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Diabetes diet and exercise?

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Diabetes diet and exercise?

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Diabetes diet and exercise?

Indeed it a very high risk pregnancy and you should leave the exercise until after you give birth. During exercises you risk falling or hurting yourself and in your condition that would be a huge problem. As for the diet you should listen to what "The Bump Expert" said because he is 100% right.

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Diabetes diet and exercise?

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Diabetes diet and exercise?

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Diabetes diet and exercise?

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Diabetes diet and exercise?

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