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Pregnancy and Diabetes


Gestational Diabetes

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, a friend or relative, so that they can also understand what having GDM involves and so they can better support you. 


Gestational Diabetes

Pregnancy and Diabetes1     


Managing your diet  

Pregnancy and Diabetes2


Introduction

Pregnancy and Diabetes GD


Testing Kit

Pregnancy and Diabetes: Testing Kit


Specialist Midwife

Pregnancy and Diabetes specialist midwife


Diabetes Specialist

Carol Mat pages



Feeding your baby

Infant feeding


Patient experience

Patient experience



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:

 

Starting insulin

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

After the birth of your baby – find out how you can reduce your chance of developing 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 with tailored advice to suit your lifestyle and 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:

Diabetes.org.uk

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


If you have any questions, 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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