Gestational Diabetes Program (Diabetes of Pregnancy)
Gestational diabetes affects one out of every 20-30 pregnancies. It results in high levels of sugar circulating in the mother's blood. These high sugar levels can cause complications before and during childbirth.The Gestational Diabetes program closely follows pregnant women with diabetes to help them monitor and control their blood sugar levels.
- Education and counseling by a certified diabetes education nurse before, during, and after pregnancy
- Diabetes management by the perinatologists (high-risk pregnancy specialists)
Gestational Diabetes Team
- Diabetes nurse educators
The gestational diabetes team works closely with your physician to coordinate your care and ensure a safe pregnancy and delivery.
The Gestational Diabetes Program has been awarded recognition by the American Diabetes Association in accordance with the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs.
For more information, call the Antenatal Testing Center at 203-384-4719.
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