my mother had gestational diabetes while pregnant with my little brother. bare with me now, this was 14 years ago, so i don't remember a whole lot. she checked her sugar several times a day (obvious), and just ate very well. she limited her carbs, and ate a ton of fresh veggies. she went easy on the fruit, because of the natural sugar that it contains. i do remember something about 1 cup of black coffee a day to help regulate the blood sugar(ask doc about that one). cinnamon is a natural way to regulate blood sugar. sprinkle it on milk, yogurt, etc. you could also mix it with butter, and spread it on whole grain toast. when you eat carbs, you need to eat whole grains, not white. that includes your pasta and rice. my family actually prefers whole grains to white, and i don't buy anything but. there's no white-wheat bread in my cabinets, it's only 100%whole grain pasta, bread, and rice. talk to your doctor about what type of diet he/she prefers you to be on. every diabetic is different.