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Course Overview

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) is the most common medical complication of pregnancy. This webinar presentation will include current screening recommendations, diagnostic criteria, blood glucose goals, and treatment guidelines (lifestyle and pharmacological) for GDM. It will also address the use of oral antihyperglycemic agents in the management of GDM.

About the Course Author

Ms. Ackerman earned a Bachelor of Science in dietetics with a minor in science and food service administration from Central Michigan University. She completed a Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition at Rush University in 1993. She has 25 years of experience as a clinical dietitian and diabetes educator working in a variety of setting including large in-patient, teaching hospitals; community hospitals; county health departments and outreach networks. She currently serves as the coordinator of a disease management program and medical nutrition services for a community hospital and is also an experienced lecturer, presenting educational programs in a variety of settings. Her professional associations include the American Association of Diabetes Educators, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Paula Ackerman, MS, RD, CDE has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (8 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    1.50HOURS


    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


    Nurses will receive 1.5 Nursing Contact Hours after successfully completing this course.
  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS


    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).

    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS


    Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition

    1.50HOURS


    Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    This course is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS


    Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS


    South Carolina Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    1.50HOURS


    West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-AM-DB730-V2
  • Hours:

    1.50
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2018-10-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2021-12-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe 1 fetal and 1 maternal complication resulting from GDM.; Describe 3 interventions to achieve target blood glucose goals and improve outcomes for women with GDM.; State the diagnostic criteria for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM).
  • Outline:

    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) Definition
    GDM Prevalence
    GDM Risk Factors
    GDM Etiology
    Knowledge Check
    Screening for Hyperglycemia in Pregnancy
    Screening for GDM
    Screening for GDM (1 Step Approach)
    Diagnosis of GDM (1 Step Approach)
    Screening for GDM (2 Step Approach)
    Diagnosis of GDM (2 Step Approach)
    Knowledge Check
    Complications of GDM
    Fetal Complications of GDM
    Macrosomia
    Fetal Complications of GDM
    Maternal Complications of GDM
    Screening for Diabetes After GDM
    Factors that Increase Risk for Developing Diabetes After GDM
    Knowledge Check
    GDM Interventions
    Blood Glucose (BG) Monitoring
    BG Goals for GDM 
    Ketone Testing
    Ketone Treatment Guidelines
    Blood Pressure 
    Fetal Testing
    GDM Treatment
    Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) Goals for GDM
    Weight Gain Goals
    Adequate Weight Gain
    Managing Excess Weight Gain
    Caloric Needs
    Adequate Nutrition
    Artificial Sweeteners
    Meal Plan Recommendations
    Carbohydrates
    Morning Sickness
    Physical Activity
    Physical Activity Contraindications During Pregnancy
    Medications
    Insulin
    Oral Diabetes Medications
    Metformin
    Metformin in Gestational Diabetes (MiG) Trial
    MiG TOFU Trial
    Glyburide
    Metformin vs Glyburide
    Oral Diabetes Medications
    Knowledge Check
    Post-Partum Care
    Post-Partum Education
    Course Contributor
    References
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  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Level I level Dietitians; Nurses; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.