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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
  • Monitoring
  • 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.

Please let Dr.Brennan know that he was always my light on my darkest days! His kind demeanor always put me at ease when I was going through really stressful situations! I will forever be indebted to him and everyone at PANM. All of you helped make my dreams become a reality and I could never repay all of you for your amazing bedside manor! I have had the pleasure of getting to know every one of the doctors in the office and ever single one of them was wonderful! Dr. Ruma, is seriously one of the smartest men I’ve ever met. Dr Joffe is also brilliant! I have never seen anyone “know his stuff” like Dr. Argubright! But I will always for ever and ever hold a special place in my heart for Dr. Brennan! Please give him a huge hug from me and let him know my Brody is just the light of this world and without his help…..well, all this awesomeness just wouldn’t be possible! Thank you so much all of you!

Bernadette Baca-Torres, Wonderful Doctors

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201 Cedar SE
Suite 405
Albuquerque NM

(505) 764-9535

OUR MISSION: At Perinatal Associates of New Mexico, we provide the finest obstetrical care available to women during their pregnancy, assisting them with any medical complications that arise to ensure the best possible outcome for both mother and baby.