Gestational Diabetes and the Importance of Carb Counting
When a woman with diabetes is pregnant or planning to get pregnant, or a woman finds out she has gestational diabetes, blood glucose control becomes crucial. Carb counting can be an easy way to learn proper food management. By becoming familiar with the carbs in everyday foods, a woman is more confident and able to choose wisely at meal and snack times.
When it comes to carbs during pregnancy, try to limit the amount of added sugars in the diet. Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables, especially non-starchy vegetables like leafy greens, beets, okra and celery. Opt for whole grains instead of refined grains, which lose fiber, vitamins, and minerals in the refining process. Don’t avoid fruit, as it can be part of a healthy diet in correct portions. Consult with SureCount to learn the carb servings in fruits, juices and dried fruits and hundreds of other foods.
SureCount makes it quick and easy to understand the correct portion size to consume and eat carbs with confidence!