What is gestational diabetes?
During pregnancy, hormones to help your baby grow are produced by the placenta. These hormones can cause insulin resistance, making the need for insulin 2-3 times greater. For many women the body cannot cope with this extra demand. As insulin is required to allow your body to use carbohydrate foods as energy which is essential, this increased demand can cause blood sugar levels to be too high if not managed. This may lead to issues such as having a larger baby, which can cause complications for the baby and/or the birth.
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What we offer
- We offer small group education sessions and supply equipment to help you monitor your diabetes during your pregnancy.
- We also conduct individual appointments for follow up and ongoing treatment.
Please call 1300 308 969 to arrange an appointment.