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Diabetes During Pregnancy

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Managing Diabetes During Pregnancy: gestational, type 1 or type 2 diabetes

The Edward Diabetes Center offers:

1. Small group classes for women who develop diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

Each mom will receive a free blood glucose meter.

Topics covered in the 2-hour class include:

  • How diabetes occurs during pregnancy
  • Why it is important to keep blood glucose close to normal range
  • Meal planning and carbohydrate counting for a healthy pregnancy
  • How to use a blood glucose meter

After the baby is born:

  • Having gestational diabetes increases the risk of Type 2 diabetes for mom later in life.
  • Moms can reduce that risk by 50% with eating healthy, maintaining healthy weight and regular physical activity once the baby is born.
  • If you are having difficulty with weight loss post-partum, consider returning to see one of our dietitians for medical nutrition therapy.

2. Individual counseling sessions for women with pre-existing type 1 or type 2 diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes: focus on keeping blood glucose readings at target as insulin needs increase during pregnancy. This will be individualized according to your needs to help you work towards having a healthy pregnancy.

Type 2 Diabetes: focus on keeping blood glucose readings at target as oral medications or insulin needs increase during pregnancy. This will be individualized according to your needs to help you work towards having a healthy pregnancy.




 

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