This program provides the opportunity for pregnant women who have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes to learn about how to self-manage their condition in an interactive and supportive group setting, along with individualized support from health care professionals.
Topics discussed include:
- What is gestational diabetes?
- Testing for ketones and blood sugar
- Effects of food on blood sugars
- Meal planning
- Glycemic Index
- Label reading
- Sugar substitutes
- Calcium/iron/protein needs (or other nutrient needs)
The gestational program takes place every Friday morning.
The class is now taught via zoom - you will get instructions when your class is booked.
After participants have attended the class, they will be scheduled for a follow-up appointment for the following Tuesday, where they will speak with a nurse and dietitian to track progress. Further follow-up appointments can be scheduled on an as-needed basis.