Pregnancy Diabetes Clinic

  1. Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT):
    • The GTT is a common diagnostic test for gestational diabetes. Pregnant individuals are given a sugary drink, and blood samples are taken at intervals to measure how the body processes glucose.
  2. Screening for Gestational Diabetes:
    • Screening for gestational diabetes often occurs between 24 and 28 weeks of pregnancy. It may involve an initial blood test, such as the one-hour glucose challenge test, followed by the GTT if the results are elevated.
  3. Blood Glucose Monitoring:
    • Pregnant individuals with gestational diabetes may be required to monitor their blood glucose levels regularly. This involves using a glucose meter to check blood sugar levels at different times of the day, usually before and after meals.
  4. Nutritional Counseling:
    • Diet plays a crucial role in managing gestational diabetes. Nutritionists or dietitians in the Pregnancy Diabetes Clinic provide guidance on meal planning and carbohydrate management to help maintain stable blood sugar levels.
  5. Insulin Therapy:
    • In some cases, insulin may be prescribed to manage blood glucose levels if dietary and lifestyle modifications are not sufficient. The Pregnancy Diabetes Clinic monitors insulin therapy and adjusts the dosage as needed.
  6. Fetal Monitoring:
    • Regular monitoring of the baby’s well-being may be conducted through ultrasounds and other fetal monitoring techniques to ensure the baby’s growth and development are on track.
  7. Education and Support:
    • Pregnancy Diabetes Clinics often provide education sessions on gestational diabetes, its management, and the potential impact on both the mother and the baby. Support services may include counseling and resources for self-care.
  8. Postpartum Follow-up:
    • Monitoring continues after delivery to ensure that blood glucose levels return to normal. Postpartum follow-up may also involve assessing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the future.

Book an Appointment

For online appointment please fill the below given form.