Course Overview and Disclosures
Course Title: Gestational Diabetes Online Course
CE credit: 4 hours
Gestational Diabetes Online Course is a self-paced, four-module course that focuses on the diagnosis and disease state, nutrition and physical activity, monitoring and medications, and also management throughout pregnancy and beyond. The course provides diabetes care and education specialists with up-to-date general guidelines for diagnosing and treating gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). Use of the course material should be relative to each diabetes care and education specialist's licensure, registration, and scope of practice.
After you have completed the coursework, you will take the post-learning assessment. It has 20 multiple-choice questions. Your overall course completion will be based upon successfully passing the post-assessment with a score of 70% or better. You will get three (3) tries to pass the assessment.
After you successfully complete the post-learning assessment, you will get access to a statement of credit, showing the CE credit you earned. Please print it for your records. (Note, you will be able to return to print it later, if needed.)
For successful completion, participants are required to complete all four modules in their entirety, successfully complete the post-learning assessment, and submit the program evaluation at the conclusion of the educational event.
Learners will be able to describe the guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) during pregnancy and postpartum.
Learning Objectives: Describe the definition, diagnosis, and pathophysiology of GDM.Describe the role of nutrition and nutrition recommendations for GDM.Discuss the benefits, risks, and recommendations of physical activity in managing GDM.Describe recommendations for monitoring during pregnancy with GDM, including self-monitoring blood glucose, ketone testing, A1C testing, continuous glucose monitoring, and additional maternal and fetal monitoring.List recommendations for the use of medication to treat hyperglycemia in GDM.Discuss the role of healthy coping, risk reduction and problem solving in GDM.Describe the timing of delivery of a baby in women with GDM. Describe the physiological and emotional advantages for breastfeeding over formula feeding for women with GDM.Discuss the risk for subsequent GDM, prediabetes, and type 2 diabetes in women with a history of GDM.
Karen McAvoy, RN
Alefiya Faizullabhoy, RD