Expert Diabetes Care and Counseling for Mothers-To-Be

shutterstock_261991445Diabetes is one of the most common health conditions that complicate pregnancy. If you develop diabetes while pregnant (gestational diabetes), or if you had diabetes type 1 or type 2 before becoming pregnant, you will need specific medical care to protect your health and that of your baby. The High Risk Pregnancy Center is the first health care center in Nevada to be solely focused on pregnancy and preconception care and accredited by the American Diabetes Association. We provide perinatology care for mothers-to-be who have:

  • Gestational diabetes that usually develops around the 24th week of pregnancy
  • Preexisting type 1 or type 2 diabetes that is being treated and controlled
  • Preexisting type 2 diabetes that is diagnosed during pregnancy

Protecting you and your baby with compassion and experience

Our Diabetes Counseling Program is led by Jamie Jadid, APRN. The counseling team includes Brandee Newsom, APRN and Allyson Ruiz, APRN. These highly trained and experienced nurse practitioners provide a high level of medical knowledge, along with the personal, friendly care our patients appreciate and come to expect from each member of our team.

Our nurse practitioners work closely together with our maternal-fetal medicine specialists and with the other members of your health care team, as needed.

By providing diabetes care and counseling within our practice, we are able to maintain our high standards of care for you, while offering you a high level of convenience.

What to expect from the Diabetes Counseling Program

When you are pregnant and you also have diabetes, there is a lot to learn. HRPC’s nurse practitioners and counselors will help you establish ways to manage your blood sugar levels, so that you and your unborn baby stay healthy. Here’s what to expect:

  • You’ll meet with your diabetes counselor for approximately 1 hour at your first session. You’ll discuss your diagnosis, and you will receive education about diabetes and pregnancy risks.
  • Your counselor will provide a carefully tailored eating plan and detailed information on the diet you’ll need to follow to control your blood sugar levels.
  • If you are already on medication, it will be adjusted (if necessary) and carefully monitored. If you need new medications, you’ll learn exactly how to take them.
  • A big part of controlling diabetes is monitoring and controlling blood sugar. You’ll be given instruction on glucose monitoring, and you will be asked to keep a log of your blood glucose levels, which Jamie will check regularly.

Want more information on managing your diabetes during pregnancy? Call 702-382-3200, or schedule an appointment using our easy online form.