Decreasing Risk for Gestational Diabetes Toolkit

All materials are available below in [PDF] format. For more information about how this toolkit is used, please read the letter to WIC nutritionists/dietitians.

WIC Nutritionist Materials
"Are you at risk for developing Gestational diabetes?" poster (English and Spanish)

Risk Assessment Chart assists the WIC nutritionist in becoming familiar with GDM risk factors.

GDM Assessment Card (English and Spanish) explains the risk factors for developing GDM and an action plan for decreasing some of these risks. This card is used at the client's initial visit and given to the client as a handout.

Choose MyPlate demonstrates a balanced meal with smaller portion sizes and emphasizing high fiber
food choices.

Walk to Success (English and Spanish) handout provides general guidelines for exercise during pregnancy.

Hemoglobin A1c in Pregnancy (English and Spanish) handout defines what a Hemoglobin A1 is and how an elevated HbA1c may relate to complications during pregnancy.

Referral Letter to Provider is given to the client with an HbA1c ≥5.7%

"It's never too early to prevent diabetes" Postpartum Handout (English and Spanish)

Class #1: WIC Says: Let's Talk About Decreasing Your Risk for Developing Gestational Diabetes
- For all pregnant clients regardless of risk level for developing GDM
- Handout: How Can I Decrease my risk for Gestational Diabetes (English and Spanish)
- Handout: Walk to Success (English and Spanish)

WIC Registered Dietitian Materials
Class #2: WIC Says: Let's Talk About Controlling Blood Sugar-Gestational Diabetes (Diet only)
- For women with the diagnosis of GDM
- Handout: The Plate Method (English and Spanish)
- Handout: Carbohydrate Foods (English and Spanish)

Class #3: WIC Says: Let's Talk About Controlling Blood Sugar-Gestational Diabetes (Diet & lifestyle)
- Handout: Plate Method (English and Spanish)
- Handout: Carbohydrate Foods (English and Spanish)
- Handout: Walk to Success (English and Spanish)

Additional Materials
-Handout: Low Blood Sugar (English and Spanish)
-Handout: High Blood Sugar (English and Spanish)