Jul 19, 2022
If you’ve been diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes, you may have found yourself in a “pressure cooker” situation if you’ve never had blood sugar issues before.
Now you have to quickly learn all about blood sugar and how to manage it while under the pressure of higher risks not only to your own health but to the health of your child.
Add to that the nutrition misinformation out there and fear-inducing tactics often used by healthcare providers (and the internet, oof!) when communicating this information to you (as ‘motivation’ to create lifestyle changes) and you end up with an incredibly stressful situation during an already vulnerable and stressful time of your life.
Here’s the truth: managing Gestational Diabetes doesn’t have to feel so overwhelming, stressful, hard, or scary!
In today’s episode, Registered Dietitian and Certified Lactation Counselor, Leslee Flannery, addresses the myths surrounding nutrition as it relates to gestational diabetes, what women can do to advocate for themselves, actionable tips for having a healthy pregnancy and baby, and ways to manage blood sugar while maintaining a sense of food freedom and a healthy relationship with food.
In this episode we cover:
Get Leslee’s free guide: 5 Tips to Lower Fasting Blood Sugar: (hyperlink to https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sozEHebTff4yDUmJQIxcs8GAjkKdMBD3/view