‘I have no idea what really is going on’: Pregnant Binky Felstead says she is still coming to terms with gestational diabetes diagnosis
Pregnant Binky Felstead has revealed she is still processing being diagnosed with gestational diabetes.
The former Made In Chelsea star, 32, is expecting her third child – her second with husband Max Darnton and was recently told by doctors she had the condition.
Gestational diabetes is high blood sugar that can develop at any time during pregnancy but is more common in the second or third trimester, usually disappearing after the baby is born.
Appearing on GB News on Tuesday, Binky, who is in her third trimester, told Eamonn Holmes and Isabel Webster: ‘I’m still learning about it. It was only diagnosed last week, I have no idea what really is going on but, I think there is quite a stigma around GED because people think you got it if you’re really unhealthy or overweight.
‘But I love working out, I eat healthy, go on walks most days, so it really isn’t the case.
Health: Pregnant Binky Felstead has revealed she is still processing being diagnosed with gestational diabetes
‘When I posted about it, it gave people a bit of confidence to say, “okay well, this is actually quite common”. I had no idea of how common it was until I got it myself.
‘I’m just kind of working out what I can eat. And obviously, being in my third trimester, what I do want to eat is beige food.’
Binky added: ‘Apparently, there’s a certain order you can eat your foods. So your green leaves first and then I think it’s protein and carbs.
‘But there’s ways in which you can do it. And you can have a cheat day occasionally.’
Binky is already mum to daughter India with her ex-boyfriend and former MIC co-star Josh Patterson, and shares son Wolfie, 19 months, 2021, with Max.
Asked about becoming a mother, she said: ‘It’s the most rewarding job I’ve ever had and I’m doing. I don’t think I’m quite there yet.
‘The toughest part is going to be for me when my kids are flying the nest and they’re out at God knows what time and doing God knows what, and I haven’t got control over them anymore.
‘That’s what I’m really dreading the most.’
Expecting: The former Made In Chelsea star, 32, is expecting her third child – her second with husband Max Darnton and was recently told by doctors she had the condition
Binky also said she Max sees India as his daughter when asked if they use the term blended family.
She said: ‘I never really say it. I’ve only had to say it in the book because it’s the only thing that you do that people know these days to say.
‘We don’t think of ourselves as a blended family. We are a family, yeah. I would never would never like India to call her brothers her half brothers.
‘Max regards India as his daughter. There’s no kind of step part. And I think that’s really important. I don’t want India to feel any less than her brothers because she is essentially Max’s stepdaughter.’
Binky added: ‘I fell pregnant with my eldest, India, who’s nearly six when I was 26, so I was the first of my friends to get pregnant.
‘And it was definitely a bit of a shock. Very, very exciting, obviously. But none of my friends were in that kind of headspace.
‘I feel like becoming a mum has given me purpose. It’s given me everything that I could possibly want.’
Happy news: Binky is already mum to daughter India with her ex-boyfriend and former MIC co-star Josh Patterson, and shares son Wolfie, 19 months, 2021, with Max
What is gestational diabetes?
Gestational diabetes is high blood sugar (glucose) that develops during pregnancy and usually disappears after giving birth.
It can happen at any stage of pregnancy, but is more common in the second or third trimester.
It happens when your body cannot produce enough insulin – a hormone that helps control blood sugar levels – to meet your extra needs in pregnancy.
Gestational diabetes can cause problems for you and your baby during pregnancy and after birth. But the risks can be reduced if the condition is detected early and well managed.