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Woman And Infants

Diabetes Management - Diabetes in Pregnancy Program

Organization Women & Infants
Location 2 Dudley Street, 5th floor, Suite 575
Providence, RI
Hours Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Contact Information Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, (401) 274-1122, ext. 42354
Diabetes in Pregnancy office (401) 274-1122, ext. 42930
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Read articles by Women & Infants experts with tips on how to avoid developing gestational diabetes and how to prepare for pregnancy when you have diabetes.

If you are pregnant and have diabetes-whether it is type 1 or 2, or you've developed diabetes while pregnant, which is called gestational diabetes - the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine provides a wide variety of services.

Diabetes management
Pregnancy has profound effects on the management of diabetes. If you choose to receive your prenatal care from the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, you will have access to specialty-trained physicians with expertise in the management of diabetes in pregnancy, diabetes nurse-educators, and nutritionists who specialize in diabetes during pregnancy.

Pre-pregnancy counseling
Research has shown that women whose blood sugar levels are elevated when they become pregnant have a higher risk of having a baby with birth defects. We will help you obtain and maintain good control of your blood glucose levels before you become pregnant to decrease this risk.

Educational services
If you choose to receive your prenatal care from any other obstetrician, we can also help, providing:

  • Informal classes for women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) that explain GDM, the risks it poses to both a mother and baby, and recommended treatment.
  • Individual sessions with our diabetes nurse-educators to learn how to test your own blood glucose levels using a glucometer.
  • Individual sessions to learn how to prepare and give yourself an insulin injection if necessary American Diabetes Association.

You can find more information at the following national organizations' websites:

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