The prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is increasing in the U.S. and worldwide. However, if the condition is well managed, it can result in a healthy pregnancy. Maternal child health professionals must understand the condition, risk factors, and how to treat it.
Approved for 1.00 continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed dietitians by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability. Long Term Sponsorship number LTS-D1058. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.
Sponsored by Relias LLC, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.00 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791
Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Diagnosis and Management
Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in the U.S.
Criteria for GDM
Gestational Carbohydrate Pathophysiology
Detection and Diagnosis
Risks to the Mother and Fetus
Management of GDM
Section 3: GDM Monitoring and Treatment
Continuous Glucose Monitoring
Teaching Insulin Administration
Intrapartum Hyperglycemia and Hypoglycemia
Postpartum Insulin Requirements
Section 4: Clinical Vignette
Section 5: Conclusion
Staff Writer: Kimberly Workman, MA
She is a private-practice registered dietitian based in Charleston, South Carolina. She focuses on infertility, preconception, prenatal, and postnatal health. She earned a B.S. in human nutrition from the University of Florida in Gainesville and her M.S. in clinical nutrition from Rush University in Chicago, Illinois. She later earned her CLEC certification at University of C-San Diego.Disclosure: Lauren Manaker, MS, RD, LD, CLEC has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.
Ms. Workman is an Instructional Designer at Relias. She has a Master of Arts in Technology and Communication, as well as graduate certificates in Public Health, Epidemiology, and Digital Communications. Ms. Workman has a background in writing and designing online continuing medical education for physicians and other health professionals on multiple educational platforms, including web-based, game-based, and immersive learning environments. She has also used simulation training extensively to connect learning to real-world environments. Disclosure: Kimberly Workman, MA discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests: Relevant Financial Relationship with Relias LLC as a Salaried Employee All of the relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with No Entities Exists as a Contributor All of the relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.
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