Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that only happens during pregnancy. It is most often found around 24 to 28 weeks of pregnancy.
At least 5 percent to 7 percent of women that become pregnant will develop gestational diabetes, more often in women of high-risk ethnic groups including Mexican-American, Asian-American, African-American, Native Americans, and Pacific Islanders.
Having gestational diabetes does not mean your baby will be born with diabetes or have birth defects. But, uncontrolled diabetes can lead to serious problems. These problems are preventable with early treatment and continued support.
Usually, the diabetes goes away after the baby is born, but women with gestational diabetes have a very high risk for developing diabetes within 10 years after the baby is born.
A special diet and exercise will help to control the diabetes, but some women need insulin during their pregnancy.
Our staff will work with you and hold your hand when you need it. We will train you how to eat, exercise, check your blood sugar, and enjoy your pregnancy!
Come join us and start today on a new road to health!
We’re here to help you! Contact us at (626) 857-3477 and one of our staff will enroll you in our program! You are always welcome to bring a family member or a significant other with you at no charge.