A new digital programme is now available to expectant mothers at risk of, or diagnosed with, type 2 diabetes during pregnancy.

Accessible through Gro Health, the award-winning smart health app, the programme provides structured education and behavioural change support for women with gestational diabetes.

The programme has been designed with NHS clinical experts to help women with gestational diabetes self-manage their condition and improve their overall health.

Gestational diabetes can develop during pregnancy and affects 10% of pregnant women. It can create high blood sugar levels, which can be hazardous to both the mother and the baby if not treated appropriately.

The Gro Health app offers a comprehensive gestational diabetes programme designed to assist women understand their diagnosis and make positive lifestyle adjustments to control their blood sugar levels.

The app provides personalised coaching and support, including nutrition guidance, exercise recommendations, and blood glucose tracking tools.

The app also includes a community feature that allows women to connect with other women with gestational diabetes, share their experiences, and provide mutual support.

“Managing gestational diabetes can be challenging for women. We’ve co-developed our programme with clinical teams and women with gestational diabetes to make sure our programme makes a real difference,” said Michaela de la Fosse.

“Our gestational diabetes programme provides structured education and behavioral change support that can help women improve their health outcomes and have a positive pregnancy experience.”

The gestational diabetes programme is available from March 20, 2023 in the Gro Health app.

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