Dietary adjustment during self-blood glucose monitoring in pregnant women with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus

G. Faiman, E. Topper, J. Goldman, D. Feldberg, Z. Laron, Z. Flexer, M. Karp

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Abstract

The interaction between the daily distribution of carbohydrated and frequent self-blood-glucose monitoring (SBGM) was studied in 13 pregnant women who had had diabetes for 4 to 19 years. Before and during SBGM, data were obtained on dietary history, daily blood glucose levels, and HbA(1C). Optimal control was found with 3 main meals and 5 snacks. The total daily caloric intake decreased without change in the proportions of protein, fat, and carbohydrate. Consumption of starch increased, and that of simple sugars decreased. Although no changes were made in the daily amount of insulin, the women's diabetic control improved significantly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)816-817
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Dietetic Association
Volume84
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1984

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