Are You at Risk?
While anyone can develop Gestational Diabetes, the following have a higher risk:
- Have been or are overweight.
- Older than 25 years.
- Have a family history of diabetes.
- Have experienced a miscarriage.
- Are African American, Native American, Latina, Asian, or Pacific Islander.
By lowering and controlling your blood sugar, you can help to prevent health issues for both you and your baby. Gestational Diabetes Education at Adventist HealthCare provides comprehensive education and training by Certified Diabetes Educators to help you manage all aspects of gestational diabetes care and prevent complications.
During your consultation you will learn how to care for gestational diabetes through proper nutrition, blood glucose monitoring, and exercise to help avoid the adverse effects of uncontrolled gestational diabetes.
Gestational Diabetes is a type of diabetes which only occurs in pregnant women. During pregnancy, a woman’s body makes hormones which can cause insulin resistance, therefore causing high levels of sugar in her blood. High levels of sugar in the mother’s blood also mean higher levels of sugar in the baby’s blood. High blood sugar puts both the mother and baby at risk for diabetes and many other health-related issues later in life.
This service is covered by most insurance carriers as “Nutritional Counseling”. Some insurances require pre-authorization, which we will assist you in obtaining.