Diabetes and Pregnancy

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

Welcome to the Diabetes Service in CUMH. We hope that you are keeping safe and well. Unfortunately, due to the current changes in practice during the Covid19 outbreak, our ability to meet you face to face is limited. Please don’t worry; our team will be phoning you to advise you over the phone.  In the meantime, many of the resources you need are below:

  • Here is a guide to managing your diet when you have gestational diabetes mellitus. The guide includes a meal plan and snack ideas. If you have further questions on diet you can phone the dietitian - see numbers below.
  • This is useful link to some recipe ideas for family favourites that our colleagues in the Rotunda hospital have shared
  • Don’t forget to keep in regular contact with the team with your blood glucose readings by phone. (Email coming soon)

Useful contact numbers:

Diabetes midwives: 086 7872434

Diabetes dietitians: 021 4920581

CUMH main reception:  021 492 0500


If it is an emergency do not leave a voicemail – phone or attend the Emergency Room in CUMH

Patients who suspect they may have COVID-19 symptoms should contact their GP or Public Health via telephone before attending the hospital:

Public Health Number: 021 4927601

24-hour COVID-19 care line: 1850 24 1850


Useful Websites:

Visit the HSE website for more information or our COVID-19 page on the CUMH website for the latest advice on Corona virus

Other websites you may find useful:

Breastfeeding Support

Corona Virus and Pregnancy

Diabetes Ireland

Diabetes UK

Last Modified Date: 21/01/2021 15:35:03

Visiting Hours

In the interest of patient and public safety, we regret that strict visitor restrictions are in place in Cork University Maternity Hospital. We understand how difficult this may be and we will be there to support you. We thank you for your understanding. 

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