What is gestational diabetes?

Gestational diabetes is high blood sugar that develops during pregnancy and usually disappears after giving birth.

It can occur at any stage of pregnancy, but is more common in the second half. 1

How does the home monitoring gestational diabetes service work?

Pregnant mothers with gestational diabetes submit their blood glucose readings up to seven times a day depending on their condition. They can choose to use an app My Inhealthcare or SMS.

Patients can also send messages directly to their clinician and receive messages back.

Any readings that fall outside of thresholds are flagged for clinical follow up.

Health care professionals have access to patient readings and greater insight into how they are managing their diabetes, meaning interventions can happen sooner.

The service has being rolled out by Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust and South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The service has being rolled out by Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust and South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.