Gestational Diabetes Education

The Sky Ridge Medical Center Diabetes Center offers a three-part educational series for expectant mothers with gestational diabetes.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.