Updated: Jun 15
Gestational diabetes can show up as Diabetes after several years with a big bang. Ensure to keep a watch on your nutrition and lifestyle after the delivery so that you can delay diabetes for a long time.
A 35-year-old Indian lady in USA was diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes in the 4th month of her pregnancy.
We analyzed her diet pattern and were able to help her through the entire pregnancy without any medication. Through the 9 months, she had to report her fasting blood sugar and her post prandial after every meal and we were able to help her contain her fasting to less than 95 and her post prandial to less than 120.
She soon got busy with her motherhood and neglected her health.
Nine years later, when she went for a master checkup, she realized that her HBA1C was 9.5. We worked with her endocrinologist, put her on insulin to reduce the damage the high sugar reading was doing to her body.
During the next 3 months, we worked with her on her diet and her physical activity and were able to reduce her HBA1C to 5.6.
It’s been a year since she is not on insulin or any diabetic medications and we have been able to help her maintain her lifestyle to support her family responsibilities.
Deepika Chalasani is a Clinical Nutritionist, Mind and Body Transformation Coach and co-founder of Fit4Life India, an integrated nutrition and wellness organisation for Indians that provides complete solutions, addressing health and wellness challenges of individuals by working on their overall well being. Deepika, Dietician & Nutritionist is based in Hyderabad, India and can be contacted via email firstname.lastname@example.org or Mobile +91 94910 11202.