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Diabetes in Hospital: Carbohydrate Counting During Your Hospital Stay.

This booklet provides carbohydrate values for the food and drinks available during your hospital stay.  It has been produced for both people living with diabetes and their healthcare professionals, and can assist with identifying carbohydrate sources, carbohydrate counting and insulin dose adjustment (if applicable)

Gestational Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes (or GDM) is a type of diabetes which develops during pregnancy. Blood glucose levels can become too high, and it is important to control these to minimise health risks for both you and your baby.

The main treatment is to make any necessary changes to your diet. Some people may also require medication but following dietary recommendations remains just as important, and is the best way to help achieve successful management of the condition.

These patient education videos were created by NHSGGC Diabetes Dietitians, and focus on healthy eating with Gestational Diabetes. Patients can contact or be referred to the Diabetes Dietitians for more detailed advice, if required.

Video 1: What is Gestational Diabetes?

In this video, we will answer some important questions about gestational diabetes; discussing what it is, the symptoms it can cause, how it can affect you and your baby, and the ways in which it can be treated. www.diabetes.org.uk

Video 2: Healthy Eating, and an overview of the food groups

n this video, we will be discussing healthy eating, the Eat Well guide, an overview of the food groups and providing a detailed overview of carbohydrates.

Video 3: Portion sizes, smart swaps and meal patterns

During this video we will be discussing portion sizes, smart swaps, snack ideas, meal patterns and foods to include or avoid during pregnancy

Video 4: Breastfeeding, post-birth and lifestyle

In this video, we will be discussing breastfeeding, the benefits of breastfeeding, what will happen after your baby is born and general lifestyle changes.

Video 5: Frequently asked questions, links and contacts

In this video, we will answer some frequently asked questions, share useful links to access further information, and provide the best contact details for the NHSGGC Diabetes Dietitians.

Information in other languages

The Gestational diabetes patient education videos were created by NHSGGC Diabetes Dietitians and have been translated into 5 languages. They focus on healthy eating with Gestational Diabetes. Patients can contact or be referred to the Diabetes Dietitians for more detailed advice, if required.