Six-Week Post-Partum Follow Up Visit for Gestational Diabetes
Length: 2 hours
Following delivery, 5% to 10% of women with gestational diabetes
develop Type 2 Diabetes. Women who have had a history of gestational
diabetes have a 40% to 60% chance of developing diabetes in the next
5-10 years. With these statistics, it is important for you to be
evaluated and to learn preventative measures to reduce your risk of
developing Type 2 diabetes.
Six weeks after the delivery of your baby during your follow-up
appointment, a clinician will review and adjust your meal plan, help you
recognize early symptoms of diabetes and safe and proper methods to
maintain a healthy weight. This visit includes a two-hour, fasting, 75
gram blood glucose tolerance test.
Six-Week Post-Partum Follow Up Visit for Pre-Existing Diabetes
Length: 1 hour
This visit includes an A1c six weeks after delivery. A clinician
will meet with the patient to review and adjust the patient’s meal
plan. The patient will be instructed on self-management for diabetes and
review safe and proper methods to maintain a healthy weight.
Pre-conception may also be addressed at this visit.