Hi there, I am 30 weeks pregnant with gestational diabetes which strangely enough started as soon as I became pregnant as I had excessive thirst. It was diagnosed at 16 weeks and I was following the nhs diet advised but found I was reacting to a lot of things even if eaten in small quantities accompanied by proteins. I was first put on metformin and this didn't do anything at all, infact some of my levels got higher so now I am on novorapid and another slow release insulin at night. It seems the further I get along the more resistant I am getting and my fasting results in the mornings are climbing despite increasing insulin. I found a facebook group which has been recommended by a couple of ladies called gestational diabetes UK and began to follow their diet advice but despite a great feedback and it working for a lot of women it isn't working for me at all. I will be OK one week with something such as a particular rye bread with soft cheese, then the next week it will send my levels sky high. I am getting tired of eating salad vegetables and meat and fish constantly but my body craving the energy from a carbs and I really do not feel well at all. I cannot tolerate, pasta even brown, bread of any kind, rye breads, rice/brown, potato's. Too much fruit, full fat milks, cereals, porridge even if just sprinkled in plain yogurts, nuts, rice cakes, oatcakes you name it! I can eat fish, meat and eggs, lettuce, cucumber, tomato's, onions, cheese. Oh and Muller light yogurts. Last night I cooked a spaghetti bolonaise for my family from scratch but instead of myself having pasta, I spirallised some courgettes and had that. Even that raised my levels. The tomato's I used are low in sugar. I totally give up!