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Corn Tortillas vs Flour Tortillas for Diabetics

Corn Tortillas vs Flour Tortillas for Diabetics There’s a lot of debate about whether flour or corn tortillas are healthier.  Some will say that flour are healthier if you eat wheat tortillas. I’ve always found it to the be the opposite.  If you’re a diabetic (like me), than corn tortillas, or tortillas de maíz, are the way to go. Why Corn Tortillas are Better for Diabetics Flour tortillas average about 18g carbs each and only 1g of fiber.  A meal…

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Free sample birth plan for moms with gestational diabetes

Natural birth plan for gestational diabetics Both of my two pregnancies I’ve had gestational diabetes.  In the first pregnancy, I was able to control my glucose levels through diet and exercise.  This time around I had to take insulin.…

First morning after insulin during pregnancy

First morning after insulin during pregnancy So, last night I had a 156 1 hour after dinner and this morning, my fasting was 92. Just a little high for both. Today we’ll see how it goes now that I’ll…

Starting on Insulin during pregnancy

Starting on Insulin during pregnancy I just took my first ever injection of insulin. I’m not a person who’s cool with needles. In fact, I can’t even watch them draw my blood at the doctor’s office, but I did…

Fine Tuning Gestational Diabetes with Glyburide

Fine Tuning Gestational Diabetes with Glyburide My glucose numbers are improving. It’s been almost 3 weeks since I started with medication (Glyburide) on July 4th and I’m finally in the 80s for my fasting blood glucose and in the…

My first day on diabetic meds (during pregnancy)

27 weeks and counting Welp, today is my first day ever of taking meds for my diabetes. I’m nervous as hell about it. So, when I had gestational diabetes for my first child, I only had to walk 15…

Ketones, diabetes and pregnancy

27 weeks and counting Ok, so I’ve never had to do this before, but this week I’m learning about Ketones. I’ve been testing every morning and it’s been all good except today, which I think is a result of…

Getting enough protein when you’re diabetic

26 weeks and counting So, I recently asked my friends on Facebook about what kinds of things I could eat in the mornings to get more protein with my breakfast without eating too many carbs (right now I’m at…