Just providing good information.

Just providing good information.

I specialize in diabetes and pregnancy and have been conscious of the need for solid easily accessible information about gestational diabetes, Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes and pregnancy being available to people for whom this is a concern.   This need became very apparent when I found out about a woman with Type 1 diabetes who was pregnant in a northern area of Alberta, Canada and was feeling lost. She did not know much about the changes that were happening to her diabetes, what risks her baby had and felt her local caregivers did not know enough to answer her questions.  Just providing good information to her questions was a relief.

Thus this website. I hope you find it useful.  I want to improve it further so if you have feedback please let me know.  I can not undertake to answer specific care questions for individuals, there are always nuances that your own health care team may know that some one an email away does not, so such advice could be wrong and I don’t want that for anyone. However knowing about your condition may lead you to ask questions for yourself all of which will hopefully lead to a healthy baby, what everyone wants.

I  have been involved with the care of diabetes in pregnancy for over 25 years.  What  I have learnt is that with care of the diabetes, not denying that can be a lot of work, most women  with gestational diabetes or with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes  who are pregnant can have a great pregnancy and a healthy baby.


Disclaimer: This website is for information purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice.  If you have any questions or concerns about your health or care please discuss them with your doctor or health care team.