In the beginning of my first pregnancy I was exhausted. I needed a nap every day and I would sleep the sleep of the dead. The ability to stay awake during the day came back to me during the middle of the pregnancy but at the end I was once again almost immovable if I were asleep. This time around I thought my fatigue seemed different somehow, unusual. My husband thought it was all in my head so I went with him and just ignored it. There is a small chance that he may have been moderately correct.
The further a woman gets along into her pregnancy, the placenta grows, increasing insulin resistance with each week. Meaning, in a way my possible problem wasn't quite as bad as it was going to be - at least not yet.
Gestational diabetes is not the same as type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
If you have gestational diabetes you are most insulin resistant first thing in the morning which only further proves that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
Like fats there are good carbs and bad carbs. The best way to recognize a good carb, is a carb that is in its purest and least processed (preferably unprocessed) form.
According to the intarwebzes:
Examples of good carbs:
Low-fat plain dairy products
Whole wheat bulgur
Whole wheat couscous
Examples of bad carbs: