For moms with gestational diabetes, it can be hard to maintain a healthy low-carbohydrate diet. Especially when you have other small children, there are always some sort of crackers, cookies, and macaroni within reach, and it can be tough not to succumb to those cravings.
Unless directed otherwise by your personal physician, most gestational diabetic diets recommend 12 carbohydrate choices per day. This might seem like a lot, but when you think about how much cereal, rice, bread, crackers, pasta, and other carbohydrates that your diet is likely filled with, you might think otherwise. To make up for it, you can choose to make substitutions for some of your carbohydrate choices. [Read more…]