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Maternity Gestational Diabetes

For Patients and Visitors

What is the  Service?

Northern Health provides Gestational Diabetes Services for pregnant women who develop Diabetes during pregnancy. Gestational Diabetic clinics are held at the Northern Hospital, Broadmeadows Hospital and Craigieburn Health Service, meaning that you can continue your pregnancy and diabetic care at the one site.

What can I expect from the service?

Women who develop diabetes in pregnancy can expect to see a Diabetic Nurse Educator, and a Dietician to learn about how to manage your diabetes in pregnancy.  You may attend a group session, or an individual session if you require an interpreter.  

How to refer to the service

A referral is required. Please visit your GP clinic

What do I bring/need for my appointment?

Results of your Glucose Tolerance Test only if your GP ordered this test.

Contact us

For appointment and referral enquiries

Phone:      8405 8335

Email:       SpecialistClinics@nh.org.au

For all other enquiries, please contact the Antenatal Clinic at Northern Hospital on 8405-8772

 

For Health Professionals

Service Overview

Gestational Diabetic Clinics are provided at the Northern Hospital, Craigieburn Health Service and Broadmeadows Hospital for women who develop diabetes in pregnancy or have pre-existing diabetes.  Diabetic Nurse Educators, Dieticians and Endocrinologists as well as Obstetricians and midwives work in these multidisciplinary teams.

Inclusion criteria:

  • Positive Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT)in Pregnancy following ADIPS Guidelines:

Fasting >5 mmol/l

1 hr >9.9 mmol/l

2hrs >8.4 mmol/l

 Exclusion criteria:

Non Diabetic

How to Refer:

All referrals to Northern Health should be sent to:

Fax:                        9495 3510

Referral must include:

  • GTT result
  • Pregnancy care referral if not already booked into Antenatal Services

Director/Head of Unit:

Paul Howat

Divisional Director Women’s and Children’s Services

Enquiries:
Antenatal Clinic at the Northern Hospital: 84058772 Monday- Friday 0800-1630hrs