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Gestational Diabetes

Location: Franciscan Physician Network Diabetes & Endocrinology Specialists

5230 East Stop 11 Road, Suite 150
Indianapolis, IN 46237

Gestational Diabetes counseling is offered to pregnant women who develop diabetes during their pregnancy. The goal is to help the woman have a safe pregnancy and a healthy baby. Gestational diabetes is high blood sugar (diabetes) that starts or is first diagnosed during pregnancy, many times without symptoms. Pregnancy hormones can block insulin from doing its job. When this happens, glucose levels may increase in a pregnant womans blood. Nutrition management and blood glucose monitoring are very important components of this program.

Topics covered include but are not limited to:

• Understanding and managing gestational diabetes

• Nutrition and managing blood sugars

Class meets Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m., unless it falls on a holiday. Class is free, but registration is requested, a physicians referral is required. Call (317) 865-5904.

Ask your physician to fax your order and blood sugar lab results to the Diabetes Center, fax (317) 865-5321. A member of the Diabetes Center staff will call you to schedule a personal appointment prior to the group meetings. Paperwork will be sent to you to complete before the first session.

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