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Diabetes During Pregnancy Clinic

Having or developing diabetes during pregnancy is a condition that deserves special attention from your health care team.

Diabetes is a condition in which the body does not properly process food for energy, resulting in high blood sugar. Gestational diabetes is diabetes that starts or is first diagnosed during pregnancy. High blood glucose levels over long periods of time have been shown to result in blood vessels being damaged. Damaged vessels can lead to organs not functioning correctly.

Advanced Technology

Patients eligible for this program will be given a new cellular-enabled blood glucometer. This advanced device works like a regular glucometer to test your blood sugar levels. It also uses a secure network to send glucose readings directly to our care team.

Coordinated Care

Members of our care team have specialized training in diabetes education and glucose monitoring. They work together to identify concerns and set goals that will improve the health of you and your baby.

Diabetes During Pregnancy Program

  • Mission: Provide coordinated care for pregnant women with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, and women who develop gestational diabetes.
  • No additional cost for participating
  • Our care team is staffed by providers with a range of experience
  • High-tech, high-touch approach
  • Each patient receives an innovative and easy-to-use glucometer

High-Touch Patient Care

By connecting in real time, our care team can see, track, and evaluate each patient’s glucose levels and ultimately identify issues before a problem arises.

Multidisciplinary Care Team

Our expert care team is made up of a certified diabetes educator, dietician, high-risk obstetrics physicians, and dedicated nursing staff.

Patient Stories

Erin Guthrie's Story

New diabetes program connects pregnant patients and providers using cellular-enabled glucose meter. Read more about Erin's story.

Nurse Practioner

  • Rhonda Fruhling, ARNP, CDE

Registered Nurse

  • Diedre Fleener, RN, BSN