Question of Week | Best meal planning approach with GDM

LS is 26 weeks pregnant and just discovered she has gestational diabetes. LS asks you what type of meal planning approach will help keep her and the baby healthy.

According to the ADA Standards of Care, what is the most accurate response?

  1. To promote healthy fetal development, consume about 175 gms of carb a day.
  2. Try to eliminate simple carbohydrates to decrease risk of reactive hypoglycemia.
  3. Consume the majority of carbs in the morning when you are most insulin resistant.
  4. Eat no more than one serving of fruit a day to prevent hepatic fructose toxicity.

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