Management of Preexisting Diabetes in Pregnancy

The prevalence of diabetes in pregnancy has been increasing in the U.S. The risks include spontaneous abortion, fetal abnormalities, preeclampsia, intrauterine fetal demise, macrosomia, neonatal hypoglycemia and neonatal hyperbilirubinemia. During this course physicians will learn how to implement the use of insulin rather than oral agents to treat diabetes in pregnancy, as well as set goals for the management of circulating glucose levels during pregnancy labor.

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

  • Create a preconception counseling plan for women with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. 
  • Implement the use of insulin rather than oral agents to treat diabetes in pregnancy whenever possible. 
  • Identify goals for the management of circulating glucose levels during pregnancy and labor.
Additional information
Bibliography: 

Diabetes Care 2016;39(Suppl. 1):S94–S98 | DOI: 10.2337/dc16-S015

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 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
12/01/2016
Course expires: 
12/01/2018

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 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
12/01/2016
Course expires: 
12/01/2018
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