Diabetes

Anyone at any age can develop diabetes due to family history, sudden illness or poor lifestyle choices. Our on-site diabetes educator makes managing the condition as stress-free as possible. Here at Women's Specialty Care, we will help you control your blood sugars before, during and after your pregnancy.

A pregnancy can become high-risk when a woman develops diabetes during the pregnancy or has diabetes prior to pregnancy. Our experts are readily available via phone to monitor mom and baby and provide customized treatments, often times without the use of medications.

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There are three main types of diabetes:

Gestational Diabetes

Diabetes in pregnancy requires extra monitoring for both mom and baby. Gestational diabetes typically develops between 24-28 weeks of gestation. This means Mom’s blood sugars are higher than normal and could pass extra sugar to the baby.

Gestational diabetes usually goes away after delivery but extra testing is required at follow-up visits. There are complications for both Mom and baby if blood sugars are not monitored and managed during pregnancy.

There’s no need for a referral if you develop gestational diabetes. All of your diabetes and pregnancy care is coordinated right here, at the same facility as your OB physician.

  • Individualized diabetes education including instruction on blood sugar monitors.
  • Support on dietary changes with tailored meal plans for diabetes management.
  • Blood sugar evaluation and close monitoring from our on-site diabetes educator.
  • Expert evaluation with a high-risk physician on site for close monitoring.

 

Type 2 Diabetes

Both children and adults can develop type 2 diabetes at any stage in life. Insulin resistance in the body causes blood sugar to spike higher than normal. Individuals with type 2 diabetes typically take oral medications, but can require insulin as well. Women with type 2 diabetes prior to pregnancy will be closely monitored by our diabetes educator from the start.

You are at a greater risk of developing this condition if you have a family history of type 2 diabetes, maintain a poor diet, exercise infrequently or are overweight.

 

Type 1 Diabetes

Various conditions can cause the immune system to attack the cells that produce insulin. This can result in type 1 diabetes, in which the body can no longer make insulin. Insulin needs to be injected or delivered through an insulin pump.

Children are typically most vulnerable to Type 1 diabetes as a result of an autoimmune response, but the condition can occur in adults as well.

Women’s Specialty Care helps you expertly manage type 1 and type 2 diabetes through:

  • An on-site diabetes educator for regular review of blood sugar records.
  • An on-site high-risk OB to coordinate care with your regular OB physician.
  • An on-site pediatric cardiologist.
  • Easy all-inclusive appointments – no referrals off-site.
  • The latest technology with individualized instruction on insulin pumps and glucose sensors.

 

Locations

Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm

Early morning, evening and weekend appointments available by request.

Green Bay – Development Dr.

2641 Development Drive
Green Bay, WI 54311
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(920) 338-6868 - Office

(920) 338-6869 - Fax

Green Bay – Webster Ave.

704 S. Webster Avenue, Suite 110
Green Bay, WI 54301
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(920) 338-6868 - Office

(920) 338-6869 - Fax

Appleton

1688 N. Casaloma Drive
Appleton, WI 54913
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(920) 707-5105 - Office

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Marinette

3200 Shore Drive, Suite 3
Marinette, WI 54143
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(920) 338-6868 - Office

(920) 338-6869 - Fax