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Gestational Diabetes Education

Ongoing Event

See event details for scheduling information.

Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center
Rockville, MD

Learn how to manage your blood glucose during your pregnancy to prevent complications for both you and your baby.

Registration Details

A physician referral is required. Schedule your appointment by calling 301-891-6105 or 301-315-3129. Have your doctor fax a referral to 301-309-6079.

Fees & Payment

This service is covered by most insurance carriers; your insurance benefits will be verified before your appointment.

Description

Maternity & Childbirth

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

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.

Insurance Coverage

This service is covered by most insurance carriers as “Nutritional Counseling”. Some insurances require pre-authorization, which we will assist you in obtaining.

Contact

Diabetes Education Program at 301-315-3129 or send an email

Schedule & Location

Schedule

Ongoing Event

See event details for scheduling information.

Location Details

  • Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center
    9901 Medical Center Drive
    Rockville, MD 20850
    Main: 240-826-6000

Terms of Registration

View our online registration terms including our inclement weather policy.

Inclement Weather Policy

In the case of bad weather, we follow Montgomery County public schools scheduling. If school starts late, morning classes and programs will be canceled; if school is canceled, all classes and programs will be canceled. Please call to confirm class cancellations.