When I first started working in the field of gestational diabetes, I noticed a trend in the types of questions I was asked.
Most of the time, I was assuaging fears and correcting misinformation. (There’s a ton of outdated prenatal nutrition advice, after all.)
I’ve been trying to shift the conversation on gestational diabetes gradually over the years (even before I published my book). And with every interview, speaking engagement, and blog post I write on the topic, my real food approach is gaining traction.
In fact, I was just informed that one European country is in the process of revising their medical nutrition therapy guidelines for gestational diabetes to reflect the research, and according to one person involved in the process was “inspired by my work.”
“Your great work is spreading by itself, like a fire in a forest which has not seen rain for decades. Your book is a brilliant piece of work and it helped docs here to connect the dots.”
One of the most crucial changes?
This country will be dropping the ridiculously high “minimum” carbohydrate requirement from their guidelines and encouraging individualization.
As a result, Real Food for Gestational Diabetes may soon be translated to its third language (Currently available in English and Spanish). We’ll see…
Anyways… when Steph over at Whole 30’s Healthy Mama Happy Baby asked to participate in their expert Q&A series and tackle gestational diabetes, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity.
If you have questions about gestational diabetes and don’t like settling for a generic answer, this post is for you.
- Why gestational diabetes is more nuanced than just “diabetes of pregnancy”
- What dietary changes are most important when you get diagnosed with gestational diabetes
- What percentage of women with GD have ZERO risk factors (this one will surprise you)
- Why the primary treatment for gestational diabetes is NOT insulin or medication
- What’s wrong with conventional nutrition advice for gestational diabetes?
- How my real food approach for gestational diabetes is different and why it works so well
Gestational diabetes is a complex topic, so if you still find yourself scratching your head about it – no matter how small the detail – pop it in the comments box at the bottom of this post.
I’ll be happy to answer those Qs in a future blog post. 😉
Until next week,
PS – If you were just diagnosed with gestational diabetes and want to learn how to manage it with real food (and lessen your chances of requiring insulin), be sure to check out my FREE video series on the topic.
You’ll get 3 in-depth videos + a guide to managing your blood sugar at absolutely no cost to you. Sign up HERE or via the box below.