Diabetes in Pregnancy Care
MaineHealth offers a comprehensive Diabetes in Pregnancy program to meet the needs of pregnant people with diabetes. Our goal is to reduce the risks for people who were diabetic before they became pregnant (pregestational diabetes) and for those who become diabetic during their pregnancy (gestational diabetes).Your care team may include a clinical coordinator, nurse practitioner, diabetes nurse educator, registered dietitian and physicians skilled in complicated pregnancies (perinatologists).
- Counseling before conception
- Training for managing gestational diabetes, including weekly gestational diabetes classes taught by a family nurse practitioner and registered dietician/certified diabetes educator
- Medical nutrition therapy
- Appointments with an endocrinologist or nurse practitioner
- Post-partum counseling and visits
Is this program for me?
- Do you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes and are considering a pregnancy or are already pregnant?
- Are you pregnant and have developed gestational diabetes?
- Did you have gestational diabetes during a previous pregnancy and are you pregnant again or considering a pregnancy?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, please talk to your primary care physician about a referral to our program.
Helpful items to bring to your first appointment:
- A list of your current medications (including doses)
- Recent lab work you may have from your primary care physician’s office
- Your glucose meter and food or blood glucose logs you keep (diabetes patients only)