Many women develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy and require diabetes counseling. This occurs when a hormone made by the placenta keeps your body from using the insulin as it should. Blood sugar (glucose) then builds up in your blood instead of being absorbed by the cells in your body.
Diabetes Counseling for Women with Preexisting or Gestational Diabetes
Diabetes education is provided by our Certified Diabetes Educators and includes:
- Overview of pregnancy
- Importance of blood glucose control
- Instruction in blood glucose monitoring
- Nutritional counseling
- Medication management when necessary
We develop an individualized care plan to assist you in successfully managing your diabetes during pregnancy. Our goal is to promote a healthy lifestyle during pregnancy and maintain optimal blood glucose control in order to ensure the best possible outcome for you and your baby.
Make An Appointment
If you are interested in speaking with one of our diabetes counselors, please call (865) 331-2020 for an appointment.
Before you schedule an appointment, it would be helpful to gather as much information as possible about the issues that are concerning you. We suggest you talk with family members and request medical records.