Pre-Pregnancy Diabetes Evaluation and Management

Research has shown the importance of good blood sugar control prior to pregnancy in order to have the best outcomes for you and your baby. How to reach your target blood sugar goals and maintain good glucose control will be covered in this visit. This program includes:

  • Types of diabetes
  • Pathophysiology of diabetes in pregnancy
  • Risk to fetus
  • Risk to mother
  • Target blood sugars and times for testing
  • Nutrition
  • Exercise
  • Lab and diagnostic test
  • Recommendations for evaluation of chronic diabetes complications (such as retinopathy, neuropathy and nephropathy)

This program provides instruction and management per Diabetes Center protocols and 24hr call support. Blood sugars reviewed twice weekly by clinician and medication adjusted per protocol. An A1C will be ordered every 3 months until target of <7 obtained. Information will be communicated to your primary referring physician.

A blood glucose meter will be provided to you in class. A follow-up visit will be scheduled after completing the class to review your blood sugar, food diaries, lab work and answer any questions. (Follow up visit is to evaluate effectiveness of education and is an American Diabetes Association Certification requirement.)

For additional information, contact the Diabetes Center at 615-284-2800 (local), 
1-800-400-5800 (toll free), or e-mail

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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)

Saint Thomas Rutherford Diabetes Center
1272 Garrison Drive, Suite 308
(Murfreesboro Medical Center Building)
Murfreesboro, TN  37129

Saint Thomas West Center for Diabetes
4220 Harding Road
Nashville, TN 37205