The mission of the Fetal Diagnostic Institute of the Pacific (FDIP) is to provide exceptional medical care to the high risk pregnant patients in Hawaii and the Pacific. In addition, the FDIP will serve as a resource to their physicians. This will be achieved by offering personalized care. Every patient will be seen by one of our qualified physicians.

We will measure our success by monitoring patient and physician satisfaction, obstetrical outcomes, and market share.


  FAQs
Gestational Diabetes (Women with normal blood sugar prior to pregnancy)

Pre-existing Diabetes (Women with type 1 or type 2 diabetes prior to pregnancy)
Diabetes FAQ's and additional website information can be found in the Resource Center.

Got a question?
Phone: (808)380-3903
Fax: (808)983-3947
diabeteseducation@hawaiifdip.com

For Women with type 1 or type 2 diabetes

Congratulations, you're pregnant! We now know that the key to a healthy pregnancy for a woman with diabetes is keeping blood glucose (sugar) in the target range — both before pregnancy and during pregnancy. To do this, you need a diabetes treatment plan that keeps meals, exercise, and medication in balance. This plan will change as you change with the pregnancy. You will also need to check your blood glucose often and keep a record of your results. With your blood glucose in the target range and good medical care, your chances of a trouble-free pregnancy and a healthy baby are almost as good as they are for a woman without diabetes.

Your obstetrician referred you to our program.  Our diabetes education program along with our maternal fetal specialist will help you successfully manage your blood glucose.  The initial education session is an individualized session and will take about three and a half hours.   You will meet with a diabetes nurse educator and dietitian.  You will be given an individualized pregnancy meal plan and a blood glucose meter if you don’t already have one and will be taught how to use it to check your blood glucose everyday. 

After the initial session, we will stay in contact with you by phone, fax or e-mail on a weekly basis in order to get your blood glucose readings.  These blood glucose readings will be discussed with our maternal fetal specialist.  We will get back to you with our doctor’s recommendations.  This will be done weekly,  possibly twice a week until delivery.
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