Gestational Diabetes UK Membership

Membership Options

Do you need some extra help with cracking the GD diet? Do you want extra recipes, hints and tips based on our 8 golden rules of eating? Perhaps you’d like some 7 day meal plans to get you started? Join our Bronze or Silver membership today!

Gestational Diabetes UK Mums Facebook support group

Facebook

Gestational Diabetes UK started with the Facebook support group. Since the group launched in 2014, we’ve seen thousands of mothers come through the group and currently have over 6,700 members in our main group. Come and join us today!

Gestational Diabetes UK Instagram

Instagram

Gestational Diabetes UK started with the Facebook support group, but we soon realised that Instagram was a great way to share easy to remember visuals. Follow us today for tips, ideas, inspiration, support and encouragement! #GDUKMums @ gestational_diabetes_uk

Recent Posts

  • Can gestational diabetes cause stillbirth?

    Can gestational diabetes cause stillbirth?

    Can Gestational Diabetes Cause Stillbirth? #TalkAboutDiabetes This week is Diabetes Week (11th - 17th June 2018) and the focus this year is #TalkAboutDiabetes. One thing I'd like to talk more about is how serious diabetes in pregnancy can be, especially ifRead More »
  • Nuts, seeds, peanut butter

    Nuts, seeds, peanut butter

    We're nuts about nuts, seeds, peanut butter & nut butters! Nuts, seeds, peanut butter and nut butters are a great source of protein and natural fats. This means that they make for a great 'GD food pairing tool' to eatRead More »
  • BBQ

    BBQ

    Summer is here... Time for a BBQ! A BBQ (barbecue) can a be a great choice for safe GD food, but there are still some sneaky foods that you may want to steer clear of and it can be easyRead More »
  • Easter

    Easter

    Gestational Diabetes Easter Happy Easter ladies, time to start planning your Gestational Diabetes Easter! To help you with a few hints and tips to keep this Easter one where you can safely keep baking your little sugar bunnies, here isRead More »

Diagnosed with gestational diabetes

Diagnosed with gestational diabetes

Just been diagnosed with gestational diabetes? If you've just been diagnosed with gestational diabetes you may be feeling shocked, upset, overwhelmed, guilty, distressed, in denial, or asking "why me?". It can be a daunting and very confusing time. What may

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Gestational diabetes diet

Gestational diabetes diet

Gestational diabetes diet Making lifestyle changes to follow a good gestational diabetes diet will mean achieving lower blood sugar levels which will ultimately benefit your baby hugely and reduce the risks and complications associated with gestational diabetes. But what is

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Example meal plan

Example meal plan

What is our meal plan like? So that you can get an idea of what our 7 day meal plans look like. Here is one day's example meal plan for you to see and try... Our golden rules to eating

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Colostrum harvesting

Colostrum harvesting

Colostrum harvesting Colostrum harvesting is collecting colostrum from the breast. Colostrum is the first secretion from the mammary glands, rich in antibodies. It is a sticky liquid from the nipples which is made before the milk has 'come in' (before

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Induction

Induction

Induction of labour In order for a baby to be born the cervix (neck of the uterus) has to shorten, soften and open and there needs to be contractions. In most pregnancies this process happens naturally between 38 - 42

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Medication for gestational diabetes

If blood sugar levels cannot be lowered and stabilised through diet and exercise alone then you will need the help of medication in the form of oral tablets and/or insulin to help lower your blood sugar levels. Here are the three things which are used in gestational diabetes to lower levels...

metformin
insulin for gestational diabetes