Gestational Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes is due to pregnancy hormones causing insulin resistance.

Like Type 2 diabetes, lifestyle change can make a big difference but frequently insulin is also required for a short time during pregnancy.  This is to ensure that the baby is not exposed to high levels of glucose from the mother.

We also treat the following diabetes forms:

Less Commonly Known forms of Diabetes
Mature Onset Diabetes of the Young
Cystic fibrosis associated Diabetes
Steroid induced diabetes
Chronic pancreatitis 

How can I prevent getting diabetes and its complications?

If you have a concern about getting diabetes or its related complications like heart attacks or strokes, come in for a comprehensive review of your risk factors. We will tailor a holistic program not just looking at diabetes and medications but review lifestyle factors that help prevent progression of the disease.

Other risk factors like your blood pressure, cholesterol and weight are important to address. We will come up with a holistic program from medication to improvements in nutrition, physical activity, stress management and sleep medicine are needed.   

The plan is formulated together with you to suit your individual circumstances.  Not one size fits all.   

It is also important to look at ways to modify psychosocial factors which have an impact on diabetes.  This may include having those whom you live with come along to the consultation for support.  This is the biopsychosocial model of medicine in day to day practice.