SAN FRANCISCO — Telehealth can provide an attractive alternative to in-person educational and psychosocial support for women with gestational diabetes, according to a presenter at the American Diabetes Association 79th Scientific Sessions.

Harsimran Singh

Women who attended telehealth sessions for gestational diabetes education reported similar gestational diabetes-related knowledge and satisfaction with care as women who received standard in-person care, but they attended more sessions and monitored blood glucose more frequently, according to Harsimran Singh, PhD, health psychologist and clinical research scientist at the Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach, California.

“Women with gestational diabetes generally get diagnosed between 24 to 28 weeks of pregnancy. Pregnancy is normally perceived to be a time of hope, excitement and joy.

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