I am 29 years old and 30 weeks pregnant. I take prenatal iron gummies 325 mg, and I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes last week. I visited a dietician today who told me that I needed to switch to a vegetarian diet or I would get type 2 DM after my delivery. I have currently cut down on taking refined sugars, sweets, etc. My fasting blood sugar levels were never above 90 mg/dL. My post-prandial levels are always below 95 mg/dL; occasionally, my levels come to 97 mg/dL. So was she correct to state that if I do not switch to a vegetarian diet after my baby is born, I am more likely to get type 2 DM?
Please give me your suggestions.