Gestational Diabetes Program
Sometime between week 24 and week 28 of your pregnancy you will be tested for gestational diabetes. If you test positive it can be very overwhelming. All of a sudden you are pricking your finger and watching your numbers and worrying about your baby. The first reaction is to blame yourself. Gestational diabetes is not caused by something you did or did not do. Pregnancy can cause insulin resistance due to hormones produced by the placenta. As your pregnancy progresses, insulin resistance gets worse. You need help reducing your blood sugar. This can be done with medication such as insulin but blood sugar can often be controlled with diet, exercise and stress reduction. I can help you. My program consists of 4 meetings by phone or Skype. I offer a free initial 1/2 hour meeting to discuss your unique situation and answer any questions you may have about working with me. Each subsequent meeting is an hour long. You will have access to unlimited emails between meetings. My goal is to help you understand and manage your gestational diabetes.
At each meeting we will go over your food and blood sugar log. I will make recommendations and give you meal plans based on your log. This is always individually tailored.
Meeting 1: In this meeting we will discuss what causes gestational diabetes and the role certain foods play, especially carbohydrates. You will learn what foods to eat and which to avoid.
Meeting 2: After evaluating your food and blood sugar log we will discuss the importance of stress reduction and exercise and how to incorporate that into your life.
Meeting 3: I will evaluate your blood sugar numbers and make any recommendations based on that. I will discuss ketones, what they are, why they are a concern and how they are different in pregnancy.
Meeting 4: After evaluating your food and blood sugar log I will answer any question you have about going forward. I want you to feel confident that after our final meeting you have the tools and information to manage your gestational diabetes until the birth of your baby.
To register for this program click the button below. For more information please contact me at (201) 927-0648 or firstname.lastname@example.org