[Patient education of gestational diabetes].

Soins; la revue de reference infirmiere

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Filiatre C, Zimmermann C. [Patient education of gestational diabetes]. Soins. 2013;(775):19-22.
Gestational diabetes is hyperglycaemia detected during pregnancy. Recent studies have shown the benefit of the intensive management of this form of diabetes in limiting the repercussions on the mother and foetus. Therapeutic education is an integral part of the support given to these patients. Based on a self-assessment of its educational practices, the diabetologyteam at the University Hospital of Besançon has focused on a management of the condition centred on technical and dietary aspects. For every issue, areas of improvement were suggested, implemented and assessed.