Gestational diabetes is a temporary form of diabetes in which a pregnant woman's blood sugar, or glucose levels, becomes elevated. Gestational diabetes increases the risk of complications for mother and baby, if not properly treated.
Gestational diabetes can be controlled through healthy eating, exercising, and medication, if needed.
This condition usually disappears after the baby is born. However, women who have had gestational diabetes are at an increased risk for Type 2 Diabetes.
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By attending a gestational diabetes class, you will learn:
Class times vary but are generally on Tuesday mornings from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Gestational diabetes classes are taught by certified diabetes educators and are held at the following Catholic Health location:
To attend a gestational diabetes class, you must have a prescription from your physician.
To register, please call (716) 828-2821.
The cost of a gestational diabetes class is about $30. We will submit the charge to your insurance company. Financial assistance is also available.
Your spouse or significant other is welcome to attend at no additional cost.