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Gestational Diabetes Nutritionist Dietitian in the St. Louis Area, Missouri, and Illinois

Get Prenatal Medical Nutrition Therapy, Improve Your Relationship with Food and Body, and Reduce Risks During Pregnancy and Labor

What is gestational diabetes?

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that develops during pregnancy.


What causes gestational diabetes?

While it’s not fully understood, it's believed to result from a combination of hormonal changes, metabolic factors, and genetic predisposition.

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How can I prevent gestational diabetes?

While there is no guarantee of prevention, a few things should be considered such as eating a balanced diet, maintaining an intuitive weight, staying active, managing stress, avoiding alcohol and smoking and monitoring blood sugar levels under supervised care.

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What does a dietitian do for gestational diabetes?

A dietitian can help manage gestational diabetes by recommending a diet that supports the mom and baby with a variety of nutritious and fun foods, making recommendations on foods that may spike blood sugar levels and creating a movement plan that is safe during pregnancy.

Can diet fix gestational diabetes?

Diet plays a crucial part in managing gestational diabetes and can help effectively control blood sugar levels while reducing the need for medication and insulin, however it will not completely “fix” the problem, but can significantly improve the outcomes. 

Does insurance cover medical nutrition therapy for GDM?

We accept most major insurance companies and the majority of our clients pay little to nothing outside of copays or deductibles to meet with a member of our team. We also offer military discounts as we are not in network with Tricare. We always recommend checking your insurance benefits regarding nutrition coverage as coverage depends on the patient's individual insurance plan.

Our Team of Dietitian Nutritionists and  Eating Disorder Specialists in the Greater St. Louis Area

Branz Nutrition Counseling is a team of certified eating disorder dietitians who provide compassionate care to those struggling with their relationship to food. Our approach is weight-inclusive, LGBTQIA+, and social justice-oriented, which means that we believe that everyone deserves access to quality care. 


We can't wait to meet you!

With locations in Illinois and Missouri, we offer both virtual and in-person counseling sessions. And, we are licensed to provide Telehealth nutrition therapy to  patients around the country.

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We see clients in person in the St. Louis area, Missouri, Illinois, and from around the country via Telehealth. Learn more here.

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How It Works - An Easy Three-Step Process to Get You on the Road to Recovery

Make An Appointment

What service do you need? Schedule a 15-minute discovery call, free of charge. It is a great way for a dietitian on our team to get to know you and your unique needs.

Meet with your Personal Dietitian

Be paired with the dietitian nutritionist on our team and get continued support with one of our online groups. One-on-one counseling, in-person, or virtual. WE TAKE INSURANCE!

Take Control of Your Life

Heal your relationship with food and your body. Choose the best foods for your unique needs. Get the tools you need to live a healthy life. Receive continued support.

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We Accept Insurance

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