Following the plate method has been proven in studies to help diabetes patients correctly plan their meals and improve their intake of previously missed food groups, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
The diabetes portion plate is an easy to use tool that can help you visualize your portion sizes and make smart, healthy choices about what you eat.
Causes. Gestational diabetes occurs when your body can’t make enough insulin during your pregnancy. Insulin is a hormone made by your pancreas that acts like a key to let blood sugar into the cells in your body for use as energy. During pregnancy, your body makes more hormones and goes through other changes, such as weight gain.