Most moms don't care about, or even know about, gestational diabetes until they have to take the glucose test late in the 2nd trimester. I sure didn't.
Then, when diagnosed, gestational diabetes consumes your life - extra appointments, carb counting, blood sugar monitoring, exercise, research, meal planning, worry, and more are all part of the diagnosis.
Thankfully, there's more information about gestational diabetes on the internet than there was just three years ago, but the vast majority of that information is very surface level, and it's almost as if every site just copied information from the other. They expect you to get the specifics from your doctor and healthcare team, and that's where the problem lies. A lack of education is a lack of power. You should be empowered to be the governing voice in your healthcare team, and to obtain that confidence and power, you need to have the information yourself without having to take anyone's word for it.
Get informed! This is a resource center for gestational diabetes to help moms know the facts and statistics, what guidance your doctor is using, what your options are, and overall to give you the ammunition you need to fight for yourself and baby to have the pregnancy you want.
Here you can learn about a gestational diabetes diagnosis, treatment, signs, causes, complications, outcomes, glucose levels, what to eat, what helps control blood sugar, tricks and trends that work for moms, and so much more, as well as get recipes and meal plans that are compliant with the gestational diabetic diet.
To get started, here's an overview article on all things gestational diabetes, to include the definition, risk factors, symptoms, effects on mom and baby, treatment, postpartum, and more.
Next, read all about the glucola drink and alternate testing methods for gestational diabetes, then a more in depth look at the diet and treatment.
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