Gestational Diabetes - RD467

Gestational Diabetes

Diagnosis and Dietary Recommendations

by Karen Anderson, MSN, RN, CNM, IBCLC
(4.5 / 405 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (1.00 CPEU)

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.
Dietitians: 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.
OnCourse Learning is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 2070, 3000, 3005, 3020, 3060, 3090, 4000, 4040, 4130, 5000, 5080, 5090, 5190, 5390 and performance indicators of 8.1.2, 8.1.3, 8.1.4, 8.2.4, 8.3.1, 10.2.8, 10.2.9, 10.2.11, 10.4.1.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).
This program has been approved for fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM). Granting prior approval does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.

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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KELLY M - Winchester, VA  ·  Sep 14, 2018
good basic info of gestational diabetes
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Haley E - Haxtun, CO  ·  Sep 13, 2018
I liked this course and learned some valuable information about GDM patients.
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Kathy Jo J - Justin , TX  ·  Aug 27, 2018
Anananananan. Aja has an. Jamamajaja.
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Loretta S - Norfolk, NE  ·  Aug 20, 2018
This course provided a great overview of gestational diabetes and how to assist patients in managing it.
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Karen K - Pittsburgh, PA  ·  Aug 14, 2018
The course presents a good overview of gestational diabetes diagnosis, management and complications. I was hoping for more detail re: nutrition management of GDM since this course was supposedly geared toward dietitians/nutritionists. The test questions also are not challenging and do not measure knowledge/learning well.
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Price: $20.00
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