Pregnancy and 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.
Managing your diet
Feeding your baby
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:
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
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
Roebuck: 01709 427515
Caudwell: 01709 427110
Diabetes Specialist Dietician, Antoinette Goodwill: 01709 424297
Gosakan: 01709 424239