This week on Raising Healthy Mothers I'm taking a deep dive into Gestational Diabetes with Lily Nichols, a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, researcher, and author with a passion for evidence-based prenatal nutrition. Lily is an authority on diet and nutrition for pregnancy, and is the author of two bestselling books, Real Food for Pregnancy and Real Food for Gestational Diabetes.
In the episode we discuss:
What is Gestational Diabetes?
Why we are more disposed to insulin resistance during pregnancy?
Why a gestational diabetes diagnosis is problematic for mums and babies
Testing for gestational diabetes and limitations during pregnancy
Managing gestational diabetes with diet and lifestyle
The safety of eating liver during pregnancy
This was a fantastic episode, full of in-depth insight from an expert on nutrition and gestational diabetes. If you've had a diagnosis and are worried about what it means for you and baby - and want to know how you can manage it without medication, then this is the episode for you.
This is the final episode in Season 5 of Raising Healthy Mothers, and the podcast will now take a break for a season or two while I'm on maternity leave. I'll be back as soon as I can with more guests, more topics, and more information on getting you on that pathway to a healthy motherhood.
Resources mentioned in the episode:
Sweet Success Guidelines for Diagnosis of Hyperglycemia in Pregnancy I Failed the Glucola (Blog) 9 Gestational Diabetes Myths (Blog) CGM Experiment: What I learned as a non-diabetic from wearing a continuous glucose monitor (Blog)
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