California Diabetes and Pregnancy Program Sweet Success Affiliate
Washington Hospital Healthcare System's Diabetes Program is a California
Diabetes and Pregnancy Program Sweet Success affiliate. We work with women
who have diabetes and wish to become pregnant or those experiencing gestational
diabetes. Our program follows the Sweet Success Guidelines for Care. With
a referral, you will see a registered nurse and registered dietitian.
To expedite your visit, please complete these
Health Survey and
Stress Check forms, print out and bring to your appointment. Plan to arrive 10 minutes
early to allow for parking.
It is our priority to teach you how to quickly control diabetes to minimize
the risk for pregnancy complications associated with uncontrolled diabetes.
Our caring team is knowledgeable and specifically trained in the care
of gestational diabetes. We help reduce the stress of the diagnosis by
providing blood glucose monitors on-site for your convenience, and by
collaborating with our behavioral specialist as needed.
If you had gestational diabetes when you were pregnant, you and your child
have a lifelong risk for getting diabetes. Because of this risk, you would
need to be tested for diabetes 6 weeks after your baby was born with an
oral glucose tolerance test, then every one to two years. You can delay
or prevent type 2 diabetes if you lose a small amount of weight and become
Your children can lower their risk if they don't become overweight.
Serve them healthy foods and help them to be more active. Call (510) 745-6556
for more information.