Postpartum Follow-Up

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.

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Contact Information

Saint Thomas Midtown Diabetes Center
Craig Center for Advanced Wound Healing
2000 Murphy Ave, 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN 37203
615-284-2800 (local phone)
1-800-400-5800 (toll free)
615-284-4285 (fax)
diabetes.center@sth.org

Saint Thomas West Center for Diabetes
4220 Harding Road
Nashville, TN 37205
615-222-4923