Improving Health Outcomes for Women Managing Diabetes in Pregnancy

January 29, 2018 4:20pm
BC Women’s has partnered with Pacific Blue Cross to produce this online resource.

We are very excited to announce BC Women’s Hospital’s new Diabetes in Pregnancy Clinic patient orientation video is now available online. This valuable resource was produced in partnership with Pacific Blue Cross thanks to a $17,730 gift.

Many patients at BC Women’s Diabetes in Pregnancy Clinic are first-time moms who may be unaware of how living with a chronic disease will affect them during and after their pregnancy. The Clinic team works to provide these women with all of the information they need to achieve optimal health outcomes for themselves and their unborn babies.

The Diabetes in Pregnancy Clinic at BC Women’s provides specialized and personalized multi-disciplinary patient care for women with type 1, type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes, and women who are at risk of developing diabetes during pregnancy. A broad range of specialists see these patients both before and after pregnancy including endocrinologists, nurse educators, dietitians, physiotherapists, and a social worker.

Women will learn about the video before coming into the Clinic so that they can review the services and care they will be receiving from the comfort of their own home. The video provides a comprehensive summary of what to expect at the Clinic, and is available in English and also in three of the most common languages spoken by ESL patients: Cantonese, Mandarin, and Punjabi.

We see immense value in a partnership between BC Women’s and Pacific Blue Cross, two leaders in health, who by working together improve the wellness of communities all across the province.

For more information and to see the orientation video, visit the BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre Diabetes in Pregnancy Clinic webpage here.

For more information and to see the orientation video, visit:

http://www.bcwomens.ca/our-services/pregnancy-prenatal-care/diabetes-in-pregnancy