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Managing Gestational Diabetes Postpartum

Killion, Molly M., MS, RN, CNS

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing: July/August 2018 - Volume 43 - Issue 4 - p 231
doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000444
ONGOING COLUMNS: Hot Topics in Maternity Nursing

Women who develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy are at increased risk for the disease in future pregnancies and for type 2 diabetes later in life. Our maternity nursing expert, Molly Killion, discusses important information that should be offered to women with gestational diabetes during the postpartum period so they can plan lifestyle modifications to promote optimal health.

Molly Killion is the High-Risk Obstetric Program Nurse Coordinator at University of California San Francisco Medical Center in San Francisco, CA. She can be reached via email at

The author declares no conflicts of interest.

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