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How to Avoid diabetes

Dec 30th 2013 at 8:32 PM

Initial treatment consists of a diet for diabetes as in non-pregnant, but with growth of about 300 Cal in the second and third quarter depending on the weight gain. The energy requirement is quite individualized varying according to pre-pregnancy weight, stage of gestation and in order to maintain blood glucose levels within normal limits. Certain precautions are necessary so that the risk of complications is reduced, and the woman can enjoy your pregnancy period smoothly.

It is recommended Avoiding the use of sugars in general, honey, molasses, candy, soda and sugar-sweetened beverages, if necessary, can use any type of sweetener. There is no scientific proof that can harm the health of the mother or harm the fetus, but it is better to use them under the supervision of a doctor or nutritionist. Starchy foods (cereals and legumes) and fruits (rich in simple sugar ) daily, but with control of the amount not to alter blood glucose and avoid excessive weight gain.

Fruits contain vitamins extremely necessary for the mother. Raw and cooked vegetables, 4-5 servings a day to ensure the supply of vitamins, minerals and fibers Insoluble fiber, wheat bran, whole grains and vegetables, help fight constipation caused by decreased physical activity and increased pressure from the uterus. Water - 6-8 cups a day in between the main meals lean Dairy - 4 servings a day to ensure additional protein and calories needed for fetal growth, increased metabolic requirements of pregnancy and delivery of calcium needed for proper development of the fetal skeleton.

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