Jefferson University Hospitals

Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes can sometimes develop during pregnancy, but this form of diabetes will usually subside after delivery. Hormones which assist in the baby's development may affect the mother's insulin causing this disorder. It's best to visit your physician between weeks 24 and 28 for a screening.

Nearly 40 percent of women will develop Type 2 diabetes five to 10 years after childbirth. To prevent this from occurring, our physicians will develop a treatment program that includes diet, exercise and medication therapy.

Recognized as a Center of Excellence for Diabetes by Philadelphia magazine, our specialists will provide you with a personalized treatment program to prevent complications for you and your baby.