The multidisciplinary NMH Diabetes Team includes an Endocrinologist, Obstetricians, Dieticians and Midwives who work together to provide diabetes care to all pregnant women with Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational Diabetes. The team provide a comprehensive holistic approach to ensure a high quality and safe pregnancy with regular care and support to deal with the range of challenges diabetes women have during pregnancy and post delivery.
The Diabetes specialist midwives are the first point of contact and play a pivotal role in providing education for self care and management with indivualised care during pregnancy.
Women who have already been diagnosed with diabetes should attend the diabetes service from early pregnancy. You may need to commence on either insulin or tablets or, if you are already taking insulin, the levels may need to be adjusted regularly during your pregnancy. Good control of blood sugar levels is essential during pregnancy.
If you have diabetes or had Gestational Diabetes in the past, please contact the diabetes care specialist midwife as soon as you know you are pregnant to arrange an appointment.
Useful download: "How to Reduce your risk of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus”
GP Referral Information
Gestational Diabetes Virtual Care Service
Women with gestational diabetes, who previously had to come to the hospital every three to four weeks for the duration of their pregnancy on top of their antenatal care, currently receive the care they need in the comfort of their own homes by availing of the Gestational Diabetes Virtual Care Clinic. For further details view press release.
Monday to Friday
07.30 – 15.30hrs
Tel: (01) 637 3314