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Gestational Diabetes (CA09)

posted 21 Jul 2015, 05:15 by Karen O'Connell   [ updated 8 Aug 2018, 05:37 by Hollie Stirman ]

City Hospitals Sunderland 
NHS Foundation Trust 

Rahul Nayar, Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology and 2014 Simple Telehealth Clinical Advocate winner describes the use of Flo to support the management of gestational diabetes. The use of Flo at City Hospitals Sunderland has been highlighted as "outstanding practice" in their recent CQC report.

Clinical benefits for this patient included; achieving target blood glucose profiles, achieving a 4kg weight loss over a 5 month period, effective titration of therapy remotely via SMS and significant reduction in cigarette consumption (20/day to 3/day), due to reduced anxiety levels evoked by the knowledge of good foetal wellbeing and safety. Evaluation also confirmed an improved healthcare usage over a 20 week period reducing the routine four appointments to one appointment (e.g. overall cost saving over a 20 week period of £320 based on a single visit cost of £80/pt). For more information please contact Rahul.nayar@chsft.nhs.uk

Video: Management of diabetes in pregnancy

Angela, an expectant mum of twins, had her story of using Flo featured in the Sunderland Echo. You can read the article here.