Gestational Diabetes Education Program
The Sky Ridge Medical Center Diabetes Center offers a three-part educational series for expectant mothers with gestational diabetes.
- Our first gestational diabetes class is a two-hour class that is offered two or more times weekly. This class includes information about consistent carbohydrate meal planning, how to measure blood glucose with a glucometer, target blood sugar levels (before and after meals), how to keep records for your physician.
- Our second gestational diabetes class is a one-hour follow up that is scheduled one or two weeks after the first class. In it, we review blood sugar and meal intake records, and make necessary changes.
- Our third and final class is offered post-partum and is designed to help patients take control to reduce her future risk of Type 2 diabetes. This is done through taking on a more active lifestyle, meal planning and weight loss strategies.