Management of Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes carries an increased risk of macrosomia and birth complications, without a risk threshold. Treatment starts with nutrition therapy, exercise and glucose monitoring. Insulin is preferred agent for management of diabetes in pregnancy because of the lack of long-term safety data for noninsulin agents. Due to complexity of insulin management in pregnancy, referral to specialized center is recommended if this resource is available.

Target Audience

Hospitalists, Internists, Family Practitioners, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Surgeons, Endocrinologists, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Dietitians and other interested healthcare practitioners.

Learning Objectives

  • Implement an evidence-based approach to selecting insulin in pregnancy complicated by gestational diabetes.  
  • Select appropriate post-partum diabetes testing for women with previous gestational diabetes. 
Additional information
Bibliography: 

Berggren, E. K; Boggess, K. A. (2013). Oral agents for the management of gestational diabetes. [Review] Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology. 56(4):827-36.

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Dietitians
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
04/01/2016
Course expires: 
04/01/2019

Donald R. Coustan, M.D.
Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island
Maternal-Fetal Medicine Division
Providence, Rhode Island

Donald R. Coustan, M.D., indicated that neither he nor his spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and he will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his
presentations or discussions.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
              
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Florida Board of Dietitians
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
04/01/2016
Course expires: 
04/01/2019
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