Learn About Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes can cause serious problems during pregnancy, but proper care can control symptoms. At The Medical Center of Aurora, we provide education and tools to help women manage their gestational diabetes.

A registered dietitian or a certified diabetes educator teaches our two-hour Gestational Diabetes class, which covers:

  • An overview of gestational diabetes
  • How gestational diabetes affects health
  • Proper weight gain
  • Self monitoring blood glucose (SMBG)
  • Controlling your blood glucose with medications
  • Diet principles
  • Gestational diabetes after delivery

Topics include:

  • Importance of a meal plan
  • Three ways gestational diabetes might affect the baby's health
  • Correct treatment of hypoglycemia during pregnancy
  • When a physician should be notified
  • A specialized test for pregnant women with diabetes
  • Two ways gestational diabetes might affect the mother's health
  • How carbohydrates, protein and fat affect blood sugar
  • An example of a breakfast and a bedtime snack
  • Self-monitoring blood glucose levels
    • Why it is important
    • How to do it

With a physician's referral, we can schedule individual appointments for patients who:

  • Need follow up
  • Need one-on-one education
  • Are unable to attend the class

Please call (303) 360-3193 to register for these classes. For more information, please call the Diabetes Education Center at 303-695-2852.

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Diabetes Education Center
750 Potomac Street, Suite L33
Aurora, Colorado 80011