But today, thanks in no small part to the work of clinicians at the Joslin Diabetes Center (led for many years by Priscilla White, MD, one of the founding members of the Joslin Clinic), dramatic strides have been made to improve the chances of expectant mothers with diabetes and their babies. For a woman who manages her diabetes carefully during pregnancy and has no complications, the outlook today for a successful outcome is 97%–an all time high.
Now, Joslin Diabetes Center is pleased to announce the publication of Staying Healthy with Diabetes — Planning and Managing Your Pregnancy written by Suzanne Ghiloni, RN, BSN, CDE and the staff of Joslin Diabetes Center– reviewed and edited by Florence M. Brown M.D, both part of the Pregnancy Program at Joslin Diabetes Center, a collaborative effort of the Joslin Clinic medical staff and the high-risk maternal-fetal medicine specialists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Staying Healthy with Diabetes — Planning and Managing Your Pregnancy provides comprehensive information for women with diabetes who want to have a baby or who are already pregnant. It also addresses gestational diabetes, which is a form of diabetes that develops during pregnancy.
The book explains the effects of pregnancy on diabetes and of diabetes on pregnancy, how preconception planning can reduce risks to the mother and baby, as well as what one needs to know about glucose management, nutrition and exercise in order to have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. Labor, delivery and postpartum care are also discussed.\
Staying Healthy with Diabetes — Planning and Managing Your Pregnancy is ideal for anyone looking for accessible information on pregnancy and diabetes. Maybe you or your loved one has diabetes and wants to plan for a baby or maybe you have diabetes and are already pregnant and want to know what to do. This book is also a great resource for the estimated 135,000 women in the United States who each year develop gestational diabetes.
To purchase “Staying Healthy With Diabetes: Planning & Managing Your Pregnancy” visit https://www.joslin.org/jstore/Planning-and-Managing-Your-Pregnancy-with-Diabetes.html