Gestational Diabetes Online Course
Gestational Diabetes Online Course is a self-paced, four-module course that focuses on the diagnosis and disease state, nutrition and physical activity, monitoring and medications, and also management throughout pregnancy and beyond. The course provides diabetes care and education specialists with up-to-date general guidelines for diagnosing and treating gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM).
Module 1: Diagnosis and Disease State
The goal of this
module is to identify the criteria and screening process for diagnosis of
Module 2: The Role of Nutrition and Physical Activity
The goal of this module is to describe the role of nutrition and
physical activity in the management of GDM.
Module 3: Monitoring and Medications
The goal of this
module is to describe the use of medication and the purpose of monitoring in the
treatment of GDM.
Module 4: Management Throughout Pregnancy and Beyond
goal of this module is to describe management strategies for pregnancy and
postpartum with GDM.
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
• Describe the definition, diagnosis, and pathophysiology of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM).
• Describe the role of nutrition and nutrition recommendations for GDM.
• Discuss the benefits, risks, and recommendations of physical activity in managing GDM.
• Describe recommendations for monitoring during pregnancy with GDM, including self-monitoring blood glucose, ketone testing, A1c testing, continuous glucose monitoring, and additional maternal and fetal monitoring.
• List recommendations for the use of medication to treat hyperglycemia in GDM.
• Discuss the role of healthy coping, risk reduction, and problem solving in GDM.
• Describe the timing of delivery of a baby in women with GDM.
• Describe the physiological and emotional advantages for breastfeeding over formula feeding for women with GDM.
• Discuss the risk for subsequent GDM, prediabetes, and type 2 diabetes in women with a history of GDM.
Learners will be able to describe the guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of GDM during pregnancy and postpartum.
• Shana Cunningham, MSN, RN, BC-ADM, CDE, MLDE
• Kristina Naseman, PharmD, MPH, BCACP, CDE
• Laura Hieronymus, DNP, MSEd, RN, MLDE, BC-ADM, CDE, FAADE
• Karen Playforth, MD
• Sheri Setser-Legg, MS, RD, LD, MLDE, CDE
CE Credit Information
4 contact hours of continuing education credit.
There is a post-learning assessment at the end of the course, with a mandatory passing rate of 70%. You will have three attempts to pass. Upon successfully completing the entire course and the post-learning assessment, and submitting an evaluation survey, learners will receive 4 hours of continuing education credit and a Statement of
Credit. CE credit for this course must be earned by 2/28/23.
The Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This program provides 4.0 contact hours of continuing education credit. This program discusses 0.50 content hours of pharmacotherapeutic content.
The Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 10977, for 4.0 contact hours.
The Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (AM001) is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 4.0 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs) for completion of this activities/materials. Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program, or materials.
The Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This program provides 4.0 contact hours (.40 CEUs) of continuing education credit.
ACPE Universal Program Number: 0069-0000-20-027-H01-P
Effective Dates: 2/28/2020 - 2/28/2023
It is the policy of the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES) to require that anyone who has an opportunity to affect continuing education activities content (e.g., authors, presenters and program planners) with products or services from a commercial interest with which s/he has financial relationships, discloses those financial relationship/s with commercial entities to participants.
Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone bias in any presentation, but is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.
Mechanism to Identify and Resolve Conflicts of Interest:
ADCES undertakes a review of the educational activity by a content reviewer to evaluate for potential bias, balance in presentation, evidence-based content or other indicators of integrity, and absence of bias, and reviews participant feedback to evaluate for commercial bias in the activity.
Relevant disclosures (or lack thereof) among educational activity planners and faculty are as follows:
Shana Cunningham, MSN, RN, BC-ADM, CDE, MLDE; Kristina Naseman, PharmD, MPH, BCACP, CDE; Laura Hieronymus, DNP, MSEd, RN, MLDE, BC-ADM, CDE, FAADE; Karen Playforth, MD; Sheri Setser-Legg, MS, RD, LD, MLDE, CDE: No relevant financial disclosures to report.
Jodi Lavin-Tompkins, MSN, RN, CDE, BC-ADM: No relevant financial disclosures to report.
The approval of this educational offering by ADCES does not imply endorsement of specific therapies, treatments, or products discussed in the presentations.
Member price: $149.00
Non-Member price: $199.00
Volume discounts are available and will be automatically applied at check-out when the desired quantity is selected.
• For groups of 3-9, a 10% discount is available.
• For groups of 10-14, a 15% discount is available.
• For groups of 15+, a 20% discount is available.
Please note: Course registrations are nontransferable, and registration information must be processed in the name of the individual taking the course. ADCES Members cannot register a colleague to receive the Member discount.
Learners will have 6 months to complete the entire course once
registered, or until the course accreditation period ends on 2/28/23 (whichever comes first).
Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists
To satisfy the requirements for renewal of certification for the Certification Board for Diabetes Care and Education (CBDCE), continuing education activities must be diabetes related and approved by a provider on the CBDCE list of Approved Providers(www.ncbde.org). CBDCE does not approve continuing education. The Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists is on the CBDCE list of Approved Providers.
Board Certified Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM)
ADCES is the administering body for the Advanced Diabetes Management credentials. Continuing education programs offered by ADCES can be used toward fulfilling BC-ADM Certification and recertification requirements.