Diabetes in Pregnancy Clinic Resources

At the McGill University Health Centre - Royal Victoria Hospital (MUHC-RVH) site, we hold three clinics per week to manage diabetes in pregnancy. Two clinics involve a multidisciplinary team approach for women with type 1 and type 2 diabetes who become pregnant, and for women who develop gestational diabetes during their pregnancy. The third clinic is run by the dietitian and includes lower risk women with GDM who do not require insulin.

Gestational diabetes (GDM) is a condition that appears in pregnancy when the body is unable to produce enough insulin to maintain normal blood sugar.

We follow a Clinical Pathway for screening and diagnosis of GDM, based on 2013 recommendations of the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) - see links below.

Below are some of the tools that we use to help women manage their GDM.

For healthcare providers:

  • Managing lower-risk GDM   Obstetrician's Guide
  • Fetal assessment    Algorithm
  • Insulin orders for labour, delivery and postpartum - please contact clinic 

For women with GDM:

2013 recommendations:

Referral forms: