During pregnancy – usually around the 24th week – many women develop gestational diabetes, a form of high blood sugar affecting pregnant women.
A diagnosis of gestational diabetes doesn't mean that a patient had diabetes before conception or that she will have diabetes after giving birth.
Close monitoring of blood glucose levels while pregnant is critical for mother and child.
This site provides general information on Gestational Diabetes as well as links to trustworthy sources.
Health Information provided by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Diabetes educators are healthcare professionals – primarily nurses, dietitians and pharmacists – who focus on helping people with diabetes achieve behavior change goals which, in turn, lead to better clinical outcomes and improved health status.
The Gestational Diabete sMellitus (“GDM”) eLearning series provides health professionals with an evidence- based approach to the care of women with GDM in a multidisciplinary environment. From the Queenland Health Statewide Clinical Network