A starter guide to bridge the gap between diagnosis and the dietitian appointment.
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I’m so glad you’re here and I hope you find this site to be helpful and ease a little bit of your stress. There are quick reference guides, resources from experts and links to evidence-based research.
First Time GDM
I’ve created a page especially for you! It’s for the moms that haven’t been to the dietitian yet, or need the dietitian’s info reinforced (because it may sound like Greek by the time you get home). Check out First Time GDM Diagnosis!
I’ve Had GDM Before
To start you off, here’s a super helpful log! It’s designed to keep you on track and give you insight into why your sugars are the way the are.
Since you’ve gone through this already I’m guessing you’re just here for the recipes, right? Well, I’ll give you that plus more!
The recipe index is well organized and I’m working on adding more. Help me out by telling me your favorite meal, or one you need to be made GD friendly.
There’s also a 3-week dinner plan with downloadable shopping lists! You can sign up for this at the very bottom of this post 🙂
Spruce Up Your Knowledge
I highly recommend Everything You Need to Know about Gestational Diabetes. It has the most commonly asked GDM questions with linked evidence-based research.
Same with Gestational Diabetes Test & Alternatives. Included are normal blood sugar ranges and more. It’ll answer questions you have about your doctor’s standards.
The Fast Food & Restaurant series is a deep dive into the menus of popular eateries. Each review lists the menu items appropriate for the diet, as well as the menu items to avoid.
A downloadable quick reference sheet of low carb items is included for each restaurant!
You can visit each post or create an account to access all downloads in one place!
Other Helpful Resources
- Real Food for Gestational Diabetes
- Helpful book by GDM expert Lily Nichols.
- 10 Everyday Problems Solved (coming soon)
- Best Foods for Pregnancy
- Real Food for Pregnancy
- Fantastic book plainly talking about pregnancy nutrition and why it matters!
- How to Avoid Getting Sick
- Gifts for Pregnant Women
- Fast Food Series
- Easy Ways to Avoid Toxins in Pregnancy (coming soon)
- Pregnancy Nutrition
- FREE AUDIBLE RESOURCES from experts
- 3-video series from Lily Nichols.
- A Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator with an extensive background in gestational diabetes.