Full term diabetes care for expectant moms
Gestational diabetes is diagnosed during pregnancy (gestation). Like other types of diabetes, gestational diabetes affects how your cells use sugar (glucose) and causes high blood sugar, which can endanger both your health and your baby’s health. Unlike other types of diabetes, your blood sugar typically returns to normal after you give birth.
At Novant Health, our providers help expectant moms control their gestational diabetes by educating them on the importance of eating healthy foods, exercising and, if necessary, taking medication. To learn more about risk factors, complications and treatments, contact a Novant Health diabetes location near you.