View Full Version : My friend just found out-she has gestational diabetes
04-19-2006, 07:26 PM
She is thin, but she had some sugar problems before, but it still shocked her. She is not raw, and I already tried to make her eat at least more greens in a smoothie, but she never does. Now, I hope she will, because drugs would possibly harm the baby.
Do you know anything specific about diabetes and raw foods?
04-19-2006, 07:46 PM
Usually with GD there's a very specific diet to allow both the mom and baby to thrive. It tends to be very strict (ie no fruit before lunch--high sugar). She needs to follow those guidelines. As someone who is a raw vegan and a trainer for high risk pregnancies I would be very careful with my food intake.
I had twins and a high risk for GD (twinkies came 3.5 months early), yet my doctor put me on a strict diet earlier than the actual test findings.
I've had it with my last 2 pg's. I'd let her follow her drs instructions, but she can probably eat pretty freely of most veggies, but she'd have to be rally careful of fruits. She also needs carbs, like those found in breads and grains. I guess if she'd new to raw it could be really hard to keep her sugars normal since the specifics are like 2 slices of bread = 30 carbs and she will probably be on a 15 bfast, 15snack, 30lunch, 15snack, 30 or 45dinner (g of carbs). I would say raw would be GREAT if there wasn't a lil baby involved, kwim? I always ate a HUGE salad with some chicken for my dinner cause I could really eat my fill of it with no problems. Green smoothies would be good, but she really can't have ANY juice to sweeten it....maybe stevia?
Best of luck to her. You are a very caring ans wonderful friend seeking advice for her. I do think a raw pg even with GD is TOTALLY possible, but I really don't think it's the time to START going raw and fooling around with it. I hope that's not offensive to anyone, I just want to protect that lil babe. ;)
04-19-2006, 08:57 PM
Well, I know that raw really helps the body heal
And I know it helps pregnancies, but I am not a doctor, so all I can say, is that she can read all the information she wants here on this board, and maybe she will read things that can help her.
Wishing her the best
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