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Babies are healthiest when perinatal diabetes is managed early on during pregnancy, as prenatal treatment can reduce certain risks and produce optimal outcomes.

Our Approach to Perinatal Diabetes 

At Inspira, we provide diabetic mothers with all the tools, educational materials and support they need to manage their condition. Your obstetrician will work with other providers specializing in high-risk pregnancies as well as endocrinologists to provide best-in-class care to you and your baby.

In most cases, perinatal diabetes can be managed with diet alone or diet and medication. If you have type 1 diabetes, pregnancy will affect your insulin usage. If you have type 2 diabetes, you’ll need to make dietary and lifestyle adjustments to ensure your pregnancy goes according to plan.

Risks of Going Untreated 

Without proper prenatal care, babies born to diabetic mothers are at risk for: 

  • Cardiac disease
  • Respiratory issues
  • Being large for gestational age
  • Jaundice
  • Hyperglycemia (high blood sugar)
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
Perinatal Diabetes

Why Choose Inspira for Perinatal Diabetes Care

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