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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.

I was referred to Perinatal Associates due to Advanced Maternal Age so my first initial appointment was pretty lengthy having met with a Genetic Counselor and then the ultrasound and consult w/ a doctor to follow. I learned things I wasn’t even aware of and may seem scary to some people, but I found that the information given was very helpful for future planning. The Providers and staff were very knowledgeable, kind, understanding and caring! I’m grateful that I didn’t have any real complications other than my age, but if I did I am confident that Perinatal Associates would have held my hand and yours should you need it through any uncertainties, time of need and/ or difficulties. The entire staff is amazing from the Front office all the way up to the Providers.

Carolina, Confident

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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.