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What is Gestational Diabetes?
As many as 10 percent of expectant moms develop high blood sugar, a condition known as gestational diabetes that only occurs during pregnancy.
If your doctor finds that your blood sugar levels are elevated, you may be diagnosed with gestational diabetes – even if you have never had diabetes before. When detected early, it can be controlled to help prevent health complications for you and your baby. You can manage gestational diabetes with a healthy diet, eating on a regular schedule, daily exercise, monitoring glucose levels and with medication, if necessary.
For more extensive information on gestational diabetes and how it may affect mother and baby, learn more from the American Diabetes Association.
WakeMed Diabetes & Pregnancy Program
The WakeMed Pregnancy & Diabetes Program is a great resource for women who have developed diabetes at any stage of pregnancy – or who have diabetes prior to conception. The program offers education and support to help mothers-to-be manage diabetes for a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. Our dedicated nurses and dietitians partner with you and your physician to help monitor glucose levels and plan meals for the rest of your pregnancy. The program includes an assessment, nutritional counseling and individualized meal plans as well as post-partum care to help reduce your risk for developing Type 2 diabetes.
The program is offered at:
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A physician referral is required.
Outpatient classes are available to fit every lifestyle and schedule.
3000 New Bern Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27610