Specialized Diabetes Care for Pregnant Women
Hoag’s Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center provides support and
education for women who have or develop diabetes while they are pregnant
through the state- affiliated
Sweet Success program. The goal of Sweet Success is to improve outcomes for women who have pregnancies
affected by diabetes.
The Sweet Success program cares for women with gestational diabetes mellitus,
or GDM, a condition that women develop when they become pregnant, as well
as woman who already have type 1 or type 2 diabetes and become pregnant.
Careful management ofdiabetes during pregnancy is essential to ensure
a safe pregnancy and a healthy baby.
Certified Diabetes Educators at the Allen Diabetes Center provide classes
and information for pregnant and breast feeding women with diabetes to
provide detailed meal planning and consultation related to medications,
as well as insulin instructionand pump training if needed. Certified Diabetes
Educators provide educational, nutritional and emotional resources to
support the expectant mother and baby throughout the pregnancy and postpartum
- Pre-conception counseling
- Gestational diabetes classes
- Individual sessions for pre-existing diabetes (type i or type 2) and pregnancy
The Ueberroth Program for Women and Diabetes at the Allen Diabetes Center dramatically enhances the continuity of care
available to women in the community. Funded through a generous grant from
the Peter and Ginny Ueberroth Foundation, this program allows the Allen
Diabetes Center to expand its award winning Sweet Success program to benefit
many additional mothers throughout Orange County, including women who
speak Spanish only.
For more information, please call The Mary and Dick Allen Diabetes Center
at 949-764-8065 or visit
hoag.org/diabetes. A physician referral is required for this program.