Eating for Two: A Diet Plan for Gestational Diabetes

About Gestational Diabetes Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes that only affects pregnant women. In these instances, a pregnant woman may no longer respond to insulin or may not make enough to break down the glucose that is needed for energy. When the body cannot effectively break down the glucose, then too much sugar builds up in the blood and gestational…

Pre-Existing Diabetes and Gestational Diabetes: How They Affect Your Pregnancy

More than 100 million U.S. adults are now living with diabetes or pre-diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Rio Grande Valley is no stranger to this epidemic, with 28% of the local population aged 18 and up dealing with the disease, as well as another 30% showing pre-diabetic symptoms. Protecting yourself against pre-existing diabetes and gestational…

Taking Care of Baby: The Importance of Prenatal Care

Children are a wonder and the miracle of pregnancy can be an experience unlike any other. But taking care of baby begins way before birth. At Project DOC, we have built relationships with a network of health systems, doctors, nurses, promotoras (Hispanic healthcare educators), community health organizations, and other parties across public and private industries to ensure the medical needs of expecting…