Diabetes During Pregnancy Education Program
If you are pregnant and have diabetes, Hurley is the best, safest place for you and your unborn baby.
If you 1) are pregnant and have diabetes or pre-diabetes, or 2) develop diabetes while you are pregnant (gestational diabetes), or 3) have diabetes and are thinking about getting pregnant, you need very special care to make sure you and your baby are healthy while you are pregnant.
Superior diabetes education and medical management
Hurley's Diabetes During Pregnancy Education Program is the only program in Genesee County that offers diabetes education and medical management to pregnant women with diabetes or pre-diabetes, or who get diabetes during their pregnancy, or who have diabetes and are trying to get pregnant. Our staff will teach you everything you need to know about pregnancy and diabetes.
We teach you:
- What diabetes is and how it affects your pregnancy
- What puts you at risk for getting diabetes
- Blood sugar monitoring
- Diabetes medications and how to take them/use them, including insulin pump
- The diabetic diet - what to eat and not eat
- How to stay healthy with diabetes
If you are pregnant and have diabetes, you are considered to be a high-risk patient and you will need very special medical care during your pregnancy. Hurley’s Diabetes During Pregnancy Education Program teaches you about diabetes and how to manage it so your baby has a better chance of being born healthy. You may also be referred to Hurley’s Maternal Fetal Medicine Department which will closely monitor your pregnancy and give you and your unborn baby very special obstetrical care.
You and your doctors: working as a team
You, your doctor, your nurse, and your dietician all work together to help you have a healthy baby. We call this Patient and Family-Centered Care and it allows you and your family to have a voice in your own health care decisions and treatment.
Help with a doctor or insurance
Your doctor needs to order diabetes education. If you don’t have a doctor, we can help you find one. Many insurance companies will cover diabetes education. If you do not have insurance, or if your insurance will not cover diabetes education, Hurley Medical Center will help you get the care and education you need.