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12-27-2007, 04:20 PM
I'm about 6 weeks pregnant and my sugar came back slightly high and so did my tsh levels. I have to go back and have them retested. In the mean time, I wanted to go back to a 100% raw diet, only with the elevated sugar levels I was wondering if all the fruit would make it worse.
Anyone have any experience or advice. i'm sure when I go back to the dr.'s they are going to want to put me on a SAD diabetic diet.
12-27-2007, 04:26 PM
I was on bedrest for 5 months of my last pregnancy because of Gestational Diabetes and Toxemia. Let's just say...this was no fun. Yes, they will want to put you on a Diabetic Diet when you go back...if and only if your blood levels show high sugar. :( I'm so sorry.
However, I think the best thing you could do is go raw. It eliminates all those heavy carbs. Yes, things like bananas and dates you may want to stay away from as well. But berries, citrus, avocados...green smoothies....these can't do anything but better your chances of turning up with lower blood sugar. ;)
It's worth a try to improve things!
Congrats on the pregnancy. You are blessed! Raw (((HUGS)))
12-27-2007, 04:41 PM
Thank you for the advice. I'll do that .
Right now i'm more worried about the raised tsh levels.
12-27-2007, 08:32 PM
There is no such thing any more as a diabetic diet. Your dietician may give you something like The Exchange Plan or carb counting. The main thing with those diets is that they spread out your carbs throughout the day so you are getting enough of them but not too many at one time so you don't spike your blood sugar.
Tell the dietician you are vegan. Chances are you will have to keep a food diary for a few days before you go in. They will want to know what types of foods you are eating so they don't recommend stuff you won't eat.
I have seen three dieticians. I was a vegetarian all three times. Two of them seemed to know nothing about a vegetarian diet and kept urging me to try meat...especially chicken. They said they felt better when they ate it. I expected the third one to be the same but she had no problems with the vegetarian diet.
You will likely be told to take a supplement or supplements, especially the B vitamins.
12-27-2007, 09:31 PM
This is so funny...as I just realized...my last pregnancy was 9 years ago on Jan. 7th! OOPS! A lot has changed since then I'm sure. Sorry about that. That is how they treated me that many years ago. My Bad!
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