Interview with Lily Nichols, RDLily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified LEAP Therapist and Certified Pilates Instructor whose approach to nutrition embraces real food, integrative medicine, and mindful eating. Her practice focuses on digestive health, food sensitivities, and of course, prenatal nutrition. She's passionate about helping moms with gestational diabetes control their blood sugar using real food, mindfulness, and exercise. Her forthcoming book, Real Food For Gestational Diabetes, will be available in 2015. For more from Lily, including her free ebook, 33 Yummy & Healthy Pregnancy Snacks, visit PilatesNutritionist.com
In this episode:
Gestational Diabetes (GD) aka "carbohydrate intolerance"
A1C test gives an average blood sugar of the past 3 months
Testing in the first trimester can predict GD with 98% accuracy
By the tenth week, there is a 3 to 3.5 percent increase in insulin production than normal
Insulin resistance in th