POPSUGAR Moms Pregnancy Blood Sugar Levels During Pregnancy Lil Community: In Search of Gestational Diabetes Advice by Lil Community 5/17/10 1 Shares Like us on Facebook This post was submitted by pixiedusk in the Ask Anything box. I am eight months and one week pregnant and my sugar is high. What can I do to make it lower? Motherhood is a mind boggler! Before driving yourself crazy looking for answers, head over to the LilSugar Community and type your inquiry away in our Ask the Community Anything box. Image Source: Thinkstock Read More CommunityPregnancyHealth Pregnancy 17 Things to Do Before Your Maternity Leave Is Through 8 Postpartum C-Section Surprises Most Women Don't Talk About 100+ Traditionally Boy Names Perfect For a Baby Girl 100 Unusual Boy Names POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests. Stay sane and savvy with our daily newsletter Sign up with By signing up, I agree to the Terms and to receive emails from POPSUGAR. KarlaTrotman 5 years your doctor can prescribe educational classes for you to take that will teach you how to eat. exercise will help, but you really have to just manage what you put into your body. best of luck. i had it twice. pixiedusk 5 years thanks! due to my GD i became scared of food & my weight plunges down.... im trying to gain it back slowly for the baby. i dont want him to be malnourished but its still hard and scary for me to eat anything tho i know i can eat it... i think more than the food its the stress that makes my sugar spike.. so high sometimes... thanks again. mstrauss 5 years If you do have gestational diabetes, feel lucky that it has developed this late in your pregnancy. I know that sounds strange, but it can always be worse, right?!? Having type 1 diabetes myself, watching my sugar while pregnant is constantly on my mind! Like JJ said above, my doctor and nutritionist recommended eating 15-30 carbs per meal. It seems hard, but it is doable. Just eat more small meals throughout the day. Cheese, eggs, yogurt, berries, or oatmeal for breakfast. Lots of salads and sandwiches for lunch. Protein and veggies with brown rice, sweet potato, etc. for dinner. And any snack under 30 carbs a few times a day. I love those 100 calorie snacks, weight watchers or skinny cow ice cream, or a big bowl of fruit. 5 years i had gestational diabetes and saw a nurse once a month from the time i was about 4 months along. I don't have the exact meal plan anymore, but i do remember that they wanted me to keep my carbs at breakfast to 15 grams, at lunch to 30 grams and at dinner 30 grams as well. I also was supposed to have 3 snacks a day, which were supposed to have 1 serving of carbs (15 grams) too. Walking after you eat is a good way to help burn off the excess sugar. SugarKat 5 years Exercise...take a walk-even if just for 10 minutes after you eat. Limit carbs to whole grains and fruits and veggies. NO chocolate or sweets. If you must have sweets, have sugar free pudding or angle food cake. I have gd and just today I ate too many carbs at lunch. I took a 10 min walk and my bs went down by 50 points. GD sucks by the way...this is my second pregnancy with it. 5 years Unfortunately, I had gestational diabetes when I was pregnant. I even had to go on insulin shots. My OB was so surprised that I was even diagnosed with it. After the initial shock and a lot of tears I decide to watch my carb intake and exercise. I found a gestational diabetes diet through my hospitals diabetes center. I was lucky they gave me a cheat sheet on carbs and sugars. I would also go on a little 20 minute on the spot walk every time I ate something. The little walks helped to lower my blood sugars. At the end of my pregnancy I had managed my sugars and ended up only gaining 23 pounds. I'm sure you can do it too!