Uncovering Gestational Diabetes for the Health of Mother and Child - 384-467-19

Uncovering Gestational Diabetes for the Health of Mother and Child

by Theresa Ryan, RN, MA and Phyllis Bruno, RN, MSN, CDE and Catherine J. Swift, MT(ASCP)
(4.8 / 74 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Laboratory (1.00 Contact Hr)

Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00


A 30-year-old woman started to feel tired and irritable all the time. She received a diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) during her pregnancy two years ago, but her blood sugars returned to normal postpartum. The present fatigue, depression, and weight gain were recent developments. Her physician ordered labs, and serum glucose revealed she had progressed to type 2 diabetes. After a diabetic specialist started her on the oral antidiabetic medication glyburide (Micronase), the woman started to feel better and was pregnant with her second child in a few months. This patient’s case is significant, as she represents the 35% to 60% of women who develop diabetes within 10 years of manifesting GDM. Lab professionals are part of the team providing care for these  patients.


The goal of this continuing education module is to provide lab professionals with the basic guidelines in the clinical diagnosis and management of patients with gestational diabetes mellitus. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • List risk factors for developing GDM
  • Name lab tests and normal values to identify and guide diagnosis and treatment of GDM
  • Explain the principal and significance of Hemoglobin A1c testing
Level of Instruction: Basic

Accreditation Information
The course is intended for laboratory professionals
Relias LLC is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) Professional Acknowledgment for Continuing Education (P.A.C.E.®) Program (provider #384).
384-467-19 "Uncovering Gestational Diabetes for the Health of Mother and Child" is approved 07/24/2019 to 07/31/2021.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 2/8/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 6/18/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 7/31/2021

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Carmelita L - Arleta, CA  ·  Feb 16, 2020
accurate and well explained
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Jesus M - MIAMI, FL  ·  Feb 15, 2020
this course will help thousands of healthcare professions make a better decision
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Melanie G - Babson Park, FL  ·  Feb 15, 2020
Good information and very informative
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Aurlia T - vallejo, CA  ·  Feb 14, 2020
i understood the logic of the course
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Doris A - Miami, FL  ·  Feb 12, 2020
Uncovering Gestational Diabetes for the Health of Mother and Child good topic
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Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00