Perinatal Diabetes Management
Many pregnant women (about 10% of all pregnancies) are diagnosed with gestational diabetes – a condition that occurs when your blood glucose (also called blood sugar) is higher than it should be. Other times, women may have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes before becoming pregnant.
Whichever condition affects you, Perinatal Associates of New Mexico ensures that your diabetes is under control during pregnancy. Our expert care team includes a diabetes specialist that will work with you throughout your pregnancy to help keep your condition regulated and reduce risk to you and your baby.
The goal is simple – healthy mom, healthy baby.
A Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is much like a Nurse Practitioner, but focuses on directing your diabetes care. The CNS is Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management by the American Association of Diabetes Educators and has prescriptive authority to make sure your diabetes needs can be taken care of in one place.
Diabetes Self-Management Education is a proven method of assisting people with diabetes to attain the best control possible. You and your diabetes specialist are a team. Working together, you will gain the tools and knowledge to make living with diabetes easier.
Our areas of emphasis include these key behaviors determined by the American Association of Diabetes Educators:
- Healthy Eating
- Being Active
- Taking Medication
- Problem Solving
- Healthy Coping
- Reducing Risks
Being diagnosed with diabetes can be a scary experience, but with the expert care and guidance of your specialist at Perinatal Associates of New Mexico you will gain the knowledge and skills to control your diabetes. You can then truly live your life, not your diabetes.