GESTATIONAL DIABETES DIET
IDEAS & INSPIRATION FOR GESTATIONAL DIABETES SWEET TREATS & DESSERTS
Gestational diabetes effects as many as 5% of women in the UK and the majority of women that develop the condition have no previous history of diabetes.
During pregnancy, your placenta makes hormones that cause glucose to build up in your blood. Usually, your pancreas can send out enough insulin to handle it. But if your body can't make enough insulin or stops using insulin as it should, your blood sugar levels rise, and you get gestational diabetes.
People that suddenly find themselves in this situation have lots of questions such as:
Will gestational diabetes go away?
What can I eat with gestational diabetes?
What should a gestational diabetes diet plan look like?
What sweet treats can I eat with gestational diabetes?
The good news is that there are dessert options out there for when you have a craving for something sweet. We’re proud to say that Oppo Brothers ice cream is one of them! Gestational Diabetes UK actually recommends Oppo ice cream as one of the few sweet treats you can enjoy during a GD pregnancy. In fact we’re often mentioned on the Gestational Diabetes Facebook page!
Whether it’s a chocolate treat like our new Double Chocolate Brownie or going crazy for caramel with our Caramel Cookie ice cream there’s always an Oppo ice cream that you can work into your gestational diabetes food plan that won’t spike your blood glucose levels. We even have gestational diabetes vegan options too like our Double Salted Caramel Swirl. Whatever your choice, Oppo ice cream makes the perfect GD snack.
Many Oppo fans discover us through their Gestational Diabetes journey and decide to stick with us for life as an indulgent lower carb ice cream choice without compromising on taste!
So, if you haven’t tried us yet why not pick up a tub in your local supermarket or order online via the grocery websites?