Pacific Blue Cross – supporting women with gestational diabetes

May 11 2017 10:37am
Thanks to Pacific Blue Cross’s generous contribution of $17,730, women with diabetes in pregnancy will be able to access an online, multilingual orientation video and patient information resources—supporting them to have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies.

Diabetes in pregnancy can cause serious health complications, for mother and infant, and these problems can last a lifetime.  Many of our Diabetes in Pregnancy Clinic patients are first time moms who are also dealing with the frightening reality of having a chronic disease they know very little about. The new culturally sensitive orientation video and patient resources will help every woman fully prepare for her Clinic visits and the steps she needs to take to mitigate the potentially debilitating lifelong challenges of diabetes for herself and her unborn child.

Because of donors like Pacific Blue Cross, BC Women’s can help to mitigate the impacts of, and even prevent, the lifelong chronic disease of diabetes in women and their children.

Thank you Pacific Blue Cross for your visionary support!