Has anyone managed to lower their morning and pre-meal ( 3-4 hours post meal and before next meal) with just diet and exercise when you have Gestational Diabetes? I've only be diagnosed a week ago and have been experimenting with different foods but haven't quite found anything reliable yet to get my fasting levels under 5.0 mmol / L (which is what the new guidelines ask for). I've read about people drinking Milo before bed but I'm not sure if that's only for those on insulin. Any ideas for a way to affect the morning fasting with just dietary changes? Also, how much does your morning level change between waking and eating breakfast if you are up for an hour or two? Does it get higher or lower the longer you are awake (and before eating?). And are you supposed to use the reading as soon as you wake or can it be after an hour or more if you are not eating anything in that time? What about between meal levels? I'm finding that 2 hours post meal, I might have a nice low reading, say 4.9 or 5.0 sometimes, but then I didn't eat for the next 2 hours and only had a cup of tea with a bit of milk (no sugar) making it 4 hours post the previous meal, but I'm back to up 5.3. I didn't think tea would cause a rise like that. But maybe not eating for 4 hours does?? Last thing, has anyone been told to watch their post meal peaks at around 1hour? I was only asked to record the 2 hour post meal and morning fasting, but I wondered if you saw a post meal spike of 9.0, would you be worried? And were there any other signs during pregnancy and having gestational diabetes that you can see were pointing to you having pre-diabetes or T2 after the pregnancy ended? Look forward to hearing your experiences!