Gestational Diabetes - CHES467

Gestational Diabetes

Diagnosis and Dietary Recommendations

by Meg Salvia, MS, RD, LDN
(4.4 / 55 ratings )

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

Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00


Gestational diabetes mellitus can impact both the short- and long-term health of pregnant women and their developing babies significantly. Medical nutrition therapy is key in managing this condition. Optimizing nutrition and controlling blood glucose levels can have positive effects on the physical and mental health of pregnant women. Because dietetics practitioners play a key role in the management of gestational diabetes, it is essential that they have a solid understanding of the physiology, diagnosis and nutritional management of gestational diabetes.


The goal of this gestational diabetes mellitus continuing education module is to provide dietetics practitioners with the basic guidelines for the diagnosis and management of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) 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
  • Name lab tests and interpret blood glucose values to guide diagnosis and management of GDM
  • Develop nutrition care plans based on nutrition recommendations for 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 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: 8/27/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 8/27/2018

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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Dorothy A - Sharon Springs, NY  ·  May 06, 2017
factual helpful information
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Jeanne U - Steelville, MO  ·  May 02, 2017
This was very informative. I have started a new job as a OB/GYN case manager and this article was very helpful to remind of all the teaching points I need to review with my members I serve.
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Christine G - Mattawan, MI  ·  Mar 18, 2017
This course is incomplete in instruction & the test questions either not covered in the course, or the answer options are inadequate. Ex having a multiple gestation is also a risk factor for GDM. Risks to mother & baby were sadly lacking: no mention of polyhydramnios, placental dysfunction & death or delayed pulmonary maturity. Birth defects are not found in gestational onset diabetes, only those who have pre-existing diabetes & are not well controlled. The answer option to test question # 6 should be too many CHO @ lunch- she ate rice & potatoes, And where were the CHO requirements for pregnancy mentioned in the course, but were questioned in the test (#12)? This is the first of your courses I have taken that has been poor.
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Tracy F - Uniontown, OH  ·  Jan 31, 2017
Very interesting topics that I can use during my education sessions
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Kamille H - Orlando , FL  ·  Jan 23, 2017
yes i would, even to labor and delivery nurses
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Price: $20.00
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