Written and reviewed by an interdisciplinary team of registered dietitian nutritionists, physicians, nurses, and pharmacists, this resource provides guidance to health professionals caring for pregnant patients with diabetes, including gestational, type 1, and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Topics addressed include:
Demographics of diabetes and pregnancy and a historical overview of diabetes and pregnancy management.
Physiological changes in pregnancies complicated by diabetes.
Diabetes management from preconception counseling and care for patients with preexisting diabetes to antepartum and postpartum care for all types of diabetes.
Medication use during pregnancy.
Culture and health literacy in diabetes care.
Four case studies illustrating practical guidance of the nutrition care for different types of diabetes during pregnancy.
Appendixes with a glossary of terms, sample food log, herbal supplements to avoid during pregnancy, sample prenatal questionnaire in English and Spanish, and more.