Improving the Outcomes of Pregnant Women With Diabetes
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center’s Sweet Success Program has been a California Diabetes and Pregnancy Program (CDAPP) affiliate for more than 20 years. Our Premier Family Medicine Physicians support pregnant women with pre-existing type 1 and type 2 diabetes and women who develop diabetes while pregnant, a condition called gestational diabetes. You will be referred to the program if:
Diabetes is the most common metabolic complication of pregnancy, affecting approximately 200,000 pregnancies in the United States each year. What’s more, approximately 50% of women who develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy will develop type 2 diabetes within 5-10 years. Many ethnic populations (e.g., Hispanic, African American, and Native American) have a higher risk of gestational and type 2 diabetes. Pregnant with pre-existing or gestational diabetes have an increased risk of several complications, including:
With proper management, women with pre-existing type 1 or type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes can have healthy pregnancies and optimal outcomes. Our physicians are specially trained in best practices for improving outcomes for high-risk pregnant women who have diabetes through nutrition education, dietary counseling, blood glucose monitoring, insulin education, and disease prevention throughout their pregnancy.
Women can be enrolled in the Sweet Success Program throughout their entire pregnancy and up to six weeks after delivery. The Sweet Success Program at PVHC includes the following women’s health services before, during, and up to six weeks after pregnancy:
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