Diabetic Education and Management
Diabetes in Pregnancy affects 1/20 to 1/30 pregnancies. Diabetes causes high levels of sugar to circulate in the mother's blood. These high levels can cause the fetus to grow too large to be safely delivered vaginally. In severe cases, high levels of sugar can cause fetal injury and death. The Diabetes in Pregnancy program follows women with diabetes to help control the level of blood sugar. Members of the Diabetes in Pregnancy team involve diabetic nurse educators, maternal-fetal medicine specialists, and dieticians. We work with your physician/midwife to coordinate your care to help insure the best possible outcome for your pregnancy. The Diabetes in Pregnancy program was certified by the American Diabetes Association in 1999.