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    a mom is offline Registered User
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    OK it seems too good to be true--is regular old peanut butter ok? I've begun searching in Central for sugarfree snack options but not much luck so far. Happy V did you find any?

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    CitySuper in IFC has 'no added sugar' chocolate, and 'sugar free' red and black licorice twists.............there may be other such snacks there, but I never got far beyond the chocolate!

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    thanks

    thanks for all the tips HappyV.

    just wanted to mention this for thread for reference, i went to Chinese doc for advice as well and curiously, she was recommending pumpkins as one of the foods that helps lowers blood sugar. guess i'll just have to monitor closely when i try that out.

    thanks again! will definitely give City Super a visit.

    --kellyst

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    I was told by an Australian dietician that root vegetables (such as potatoes, yams, pumpkins, even carrots (although not to anywhere near the same extent) all raise blood sugar levels because of the high starch content in these foods - maybe pumpkin has some other properties that I don't know about. But everyone's body reacts differently to different foods - I found small amounts of pasta to be fine - but potatoes and bread sent me high.
    I should also have mentioned that although having GD does raise the statistical likelihood of your developing 'normal' diabetes later in life, in something like 97-98% of cases it does disappear after pregnancy. About six weeks after you have your baby at QMH, you will be asked to do the 2 hour blood sugar test again just to check.

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