November is World Diabetes Month.
There are more than 10 million Canadians living with diabetes or prediabetes. Did you know that type 2 diabetes in children has increased worldwide for the past 20 years? Once known as an adult onset disease, type 2 diabetes is now seen in teens and children.
While diabetes doesn’t affect any of my family members, it is something that is of concern for me during pregnancy. During each of my previous pregnancies, I was not impacted by gestational diabetes, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t be impacted this time around.
For this reason, I have been taking measures to help prevent my chances of having gestational diabetes.
There are several ways to decrease your risk of getting gestational diabetes:
- Exercising regularly can help control blood sugar levels.
- Keeping weight gain under control
- Eating a well-balanced diet. One that includes healthy fats, lean proteins and whole grain carbohydrates.
However, should you ever notice that you have blurred vision, excess thirst , fatigue and/or a frequent urgency to urinate you should discuss this with your care provider, as it can be an indicative of gestational diabetes.
One of my favourite ways to ensure that I get optimal nutrition and blood sugar support is through my daily Coconut Oil Coffee. This coffee is a powerhouse. It helps balance your blood sugar while keeping it stable through all of the protein and healthy fats.
Coconut Oil Coffee Recipe
- 8oz hot coffee
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 2 scoops Orange Naturals ND Shake – Vanilla (optional)
- Orange Naturals Cinnamon (optional)
- Add all ingredients to blender.
- Blend for a few seconds until well combined and frothy.
- Pour into mug and enjoy!
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Disclosure: I am part of the Orange Naturals Mom Ambassador Program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.