Gestational diabetes is a condition that occurs during pregnancy and diabetes has never been previously diagnosed. Women who are pregnant may experience high blood sugar (glucose) levels. It is estimated that approximately 10 percent of pregnant women develop gestational diabetes.
Helping you manage gestational diabetes and give your baby the best possible start.
The Healthy Beginnings program provides expectant mothers with the knowledge and skills to control their diabetes and achieve a healthy pregnancy. Led by our expert registered dietitians who are also certified diabetes educators, our program follows the California Diabetes and Pregnancy Program’s Sweet Success Guidelines for Care.
*Your physician must provide a prescription for a glucometer and test strips. Please pick these items up from your pharmacy and bring them to your introductory appointment. Physician referrals for our Healthy Beginnings program are also required.
Once we receive your physician’s referral, we will call you within 48 hours to schedule your introductory appointment. For more information, please call (949) 452-7873.
At MemorialCare, it’s no stretch to say that we tailor our comprehensive healthcare to you. From education and prevention to diagnosis and treatment, we keep you healthy and care for you when you’re not.
When you’re expecting, there are many decisions to make—but none is as important as choosing the health care team who will help deliver your baby. It’s easy to see why so many families choose MemorialCare as the best place to deliver their baby.
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