Antenatal diabetes clinic

Three types of diabetes can affect you when you're pregnant. Type 1 and type 2 diabetes are long-term conditions that women may have before they get pregnant (pre-existing diabetes). Gestational diabetes develops in pregnancy and usually goes away after the baby is born.

In our antenatal diabetes clinic we see women with both pre-existing and gestational diabetes. We encourage women with pre-existing diabetes to come and see us before they become pregnant as good diabetic control is very important from the early stages of pregnancy.

Clinics

Antenatal diabetes clinic
This clinic runs every Monday morning at The Whittington Hospital.

It is run by a multidisciplinary team led by our obstetric and diabetes consultants. The team includes midwives trained in diabetes, a diabetes specialist nurse and a dietitian, who are all specialists in antenatal diabetes care.

Midwife clinics
Diabetes clinics run by our lead midwife in diabetes and high risk midwife are held Monday to Friday at The Whittington Hospital.

Group sessions
We run group sessions four times a year for women and their partners with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, to discuss and prepare for pregnancy. Individual pre-pregnancy appointments are also available on Mondays for women with pre-existing diabetes.

Referrals

You can refer yourself to our clinic by phoning our lead midwife in diabetes Julie Logue or high risk midwife Jill Davies on 020 7288 3531 or by emailing j.logue@nhs.net.

You may also be referred to us by your GP, midwife or other healthcare professional.

Antenatal diabetes specialists

Mr Oliparambil Ashokkumar, consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology
Ms Vibha Ruperalia. consultant obstetrician
Dr Michela Rossi, consultant in diabetes and endocrinology
Ms Julie Logue, diabetes specialist midwife
Ms Jill Davies, diabetes specialist midwife
Ms Romilla Jones, diabetes clinical nurse specialist
Ms Janice Mavroskoufis, diabetes dietitian

Contact

Julie Logue on 020 7288 3531 or j.logue@nhs.net
Jill Davies on 020 7288 3531

Further information

You can find out more about diabetes and pregnancy on the NHS Choices website.
 
 
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