Gestational Diabetes - CHES467

Gestational Diabetes

Diagnosis and Dietary Recommendations

by Karen Anderson, MSN, RN, CNM, IBCLC
(4.5 / 199 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Health Education (1.00 CECH)

Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00


Convincing evidence exists that gestational diabetes mellitus is increasing in prevalence in the U.S. A woman with GDM can have a healthy pregnancy if the condition is well managed. Because GDM is increasing in the U.S. and globally, providers who work in maternal child health must have a good grasp of how pregnancy alters glucose metabolism, what risk assessment is required, and what test results indicate when a pregnant woman has crossed into GDM. Aside from the straightforward guidelines on diet and exercise, serum glucose parameters, and fetal monitoring, the provider needs to pay attention to how the patient is handling the diagnosis of GDM and self-care regimens.


The goal of this continuing education program is to provide providers with basic guidelines in the clinical management of gestational diabetes mellitus so they can evaluate and counsel their patients. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • List risk factors for developing GDM
  • Identify lab tests and normal values that guide diagnosis and treatment of GDM
  • List the main points of managing care for the patient with GDM

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including dietitians and health educators.
Health educators: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
Sponsored by OnCourse Learning, a Relias LLC company, 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 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
Provider ID: CA0084 (98709) for 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2015, 114941 for 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2019.

Course Originally Released on: 10/27/2008
Date of Most Recent Review: 2/21/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 2/21/2021

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning 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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Debbie C - Elmont, NY  ·  May 07, 2019
The course was well put together. Information was clear, precise and to the point.
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Silvana B - Clifton, NJ  ·  Apr 30, 2019
Very informative. It applies to my area of specialty
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Brandi B - Columbia, SC  ·  Apr 25, 2019
Good overview of GDM
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Linda N - Humble, TX  ·  Apr 05, 2019
A good general review of GDM and pregnancy.
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SHEILA W - buford, GA  ·  Mar 28, 2019
great information will discuss in childbirth class
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Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00