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Hello, and welcome to the Rotherham Hospital Gestational Diabetes webpage.  If you have been diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM), you will be asked to visit this webpage where you can find lots of useful information.  Please take some time to watch the GDM education videos below, as these contain important information about your pregnancy.  It is a good idea to watch these videos with your partner, or a friend or relative, so that they can also understand what having GDM involves and so they can better support you. 

Testing your blood glucose levels

Please click the following link to view some short step-by-step videos showing you how to test your blood glucose levels using the Agamatrix meter provided to you:

 https://agamatrix.co.uk/support/videos/  (select the WAVESENSE JAZZ WIRELESS tab, and please refer to videos 1, 9 and 16).

 

Starting Insulin

If you have been asked to start insulin, we will provide you with some written information leaflets about starting insulin, hypo’s, and safe driving, but please also use the link below to access information including a step by step video showing how to inject your insulin.:

https://www.diabetes.org.uk/Guide-to-diabetes/Managing-your-diabetes/Treating-your-diabetes/Insulin

 

After the birth of your baby – find out how you can reduce your chance of developing type 2 diabetes:

https://www.diabetes.org.uk/preventing-type-2-diabetes

Alternatively, if you have a Rotherham GP, you can see a dietitian 6-8 months after the birth of your baby.  This could be a telephone call, video call or an appointment at your local GP surgery where available.  The dietitian can provide you tailored advice to suit your lifestyle on how to reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.  To be referred to a community dietitian, please let your gestational diabetes dietitian or one of the GDM team members know. 

 

Other useful resources for gestational diabetes:

https://www.diabetes.org.uk/diabetes-the-basics/gestational-diabetes

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/gestational-diabetes/

   

If you have any questions or concerns, or feedback about any of the content of these resources, please contact the diabetes team using the numbers on the front page of your orange notes, or see the useful contacts below.

Diabetes in Pregnancy Team – Contact numbers:

Diabetes Specialist Nurse             Carol Roebuck                   01709 427515

Diabetes Specialist Midwife         Bee Caudwell                     01709 427110

Diabetes Specialist Dietician        Antoinette Goodwill       01709 424297

Consultant Obstetrician                 Miss Gosakan                    01709 424239


 
 
 
 
 
 

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