Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
Gestational diabetes is high blood sugar (diabetes) that starts or is first diagnosed during pregnancy.
Programs + Services
The Diabetes Center in downtown Boston provides a full range of services for the diagnosis and management of diabetes and its complications with an emphasis on prevention.
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Doctors + Care Team
Accepting New Patients
Virtual Appointments Available
Online Scheduling Available
Title(s): Division Chief and Fellowship Program Director; Co-Director, Diabetes and Lipid Center; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5689
Fax #: 617-636-4719
• Efficient, patient-centered care delivery that balances in-person with virtual care and digital connectivity
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• Prevention of diabetes
• Diabetes management and prevention of diabetes-related complications
• Diagnosis and management of hypoglycemia
• Vitamin D deficiency
Research + Clinical Trials
The use of smartphone applications as gestational diabetes management is an emerging area of research. We are hoping to explore possible benefits of the Malama smartphone app to help manage your blood sugar during pregnancy. We also hope to explore how you recover from gestational diabetes shortly after your baby's birth by asking you to do a blood sugar test (HA1c) and a glucose tolerance test.
Participants will be randomized to using the Malama app to track blood sugars or traditional logs such as pen-and-paper. If assigned to use Malama, you will be asked to complete a patient experience survey.
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