Gestational Diabetes - RD467

Gestational Diabetes

Diagnosis and Dietary Recommendations

by Meg Salvia, MS, RD, LDN
(4.5 / 255 ratings )

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

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.
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.
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: 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.


For Florida professionals:

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Theresa S - Treasure Island, FL  ·  Jan 18, 2018
very good overview of GDM and risk factors
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Celia S - Oakley, CA  ·  Jan 14, 2018
I better understand gestational diabetes
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Kali W - Raleigh, NC  ·  Jan 05, 2018
Easy to understand and learn the basics of GDM. Great overview of risk factors, tests, diagnosis, blood sugar targets, treatment and dietary/carbohydrate goals. Recommend to increase knowledge of GDM and to help when counseling gestational patients.
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Leah S - Greenville, AL  ·  Jan 05, 2018
The course was practical and easy to apply to practice.
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Bridget S - Vernon, CT  ·  Jan 04, 2018
clear and concise - useful and practical info for a typical practice
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Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00