3rd Trimester

GD Mom's - Bedtime snack

Hi GD mom's: Please help!  My morning fasting levels have been running over 90 and the doctor has given me a few more days and will move me to insulin injections at night.  Does anyone have any snack ideas for before bed?  My other levels during the day are good (105 2 hrs after mealtimes).  The nutritionist had told me I could have a scoop of high fat ice cream before bed and I tried Hagan Dazz and my levels were okay, but then I switched to Brighams ice cream (92) and they were high and then I tried a chz stick last night and they were the highest they had been at fasting (97).  I was hoping to have a couple of good days and would try to the Hagan Dazz again.  Any ideas would be great! 

Re: GD Mom's - Bedtime snack

  • Hi, I'm not sure how much help I can be since I don't have GD, but I thought I did when I failed my 1 hr glucose and did a lot of research. I've heard high protein is good, like greek yogurt or granola bar with a small scoop of ice cream. And, also, some women get up in the middle of the night and eat something small. Personally, I keep graham crackers by my bed because my high stomach acid gets pretty painful if I go too long without eating.
  • Disneygeek77Disneygeek77 member
    edited January 2016
    It's been over a year since I had it, but I used to have lots of turkey on ritz crackers with some colby jack cheese. Sometimes if I had the time or energy I would bake some chicken wings  with a glass of milk. Oh and protein bars with milk.  
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  • I don't have GD but I have diabetic friends. Ice cream and junk generally is really bad before bed. My diabetic friend would eat all the junk in the afternoon in high school then we'd go for a walk or bike ride.
    Lean protein and whole grains are probably your best bed. Whole grain crackers and hummus (turkey and cheese was a good suggestion), Apple and natural PB (regular stuff has a ton of sugar), a GD safe smoothie with Greek yogurt like a banana, yogurt, cocoa powder and natural PB.
  • GD is a horrible struggle!  The only thing I have found that helps my fasting is a "Think Thin" protein bar and 8 ounces of 1% milk at bedtime.  They are low GI protein bars with 20 grams of protein and are super delicious!
  • I'm not sure how much help I am as I don't have GD that I know of, but I do struggle with blood sugar crashes overnight. I love Raw Revolution "Glo" bars and have found them to be the best protein bar for keeping me stable overnight. I also like the Think Thin bars above, but the Raw Rev bars have worked better for me.
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  • linny4linny4 member
    edited January 2016
    The only thing that ever worked for me was this exact recipe. 

    1/2 cup 2% cottage cheese mixed with two tbsp flax seed meal, half Apple (4 slices) sprinkled with cinnamon. 

    it was like night and day after I tried this.
    Eta: I'm always so surprised every time I hear people saying their nutritionist are telling them to eat something like ice cream. You should be avoiding sugar. Instead eat high fiber foods!! 

    The book "real food for gestational diabetes" by Lily Nichols is a good read. 
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  • I just ordered the think thin bars from Amazon. Fingers crossed they work!
  • I ordered the glo bars too! Thanks!
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