Gestational Diabetes Mellitus — Risk Factors and Screening
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 3090, 4130, 4180, 5190, 5310; Level 2
This continuing education course describes the current ADA Standards of Medical Care for Gestational Diabetes, the evidence supporting more inclusive diagnostic and screening protocols, the pathophysiology of gestational diabetes, and the risk factors for developing the disease.
Course content was written by Rita Carey Rubin, MS, RD, CDE, a dietitian practicing in northern Arizona.
After completing this continuing education course, the nutrition professional should be able to:
- List the known acute and long-term consequences of gestational diabetes to a fetus, infant, and mother.
- Using the new American Diabetes Association Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes, describe the recommended screening protocol for gestational diabetes and diagnostic criteria.
- Discuss the potential clinical impacts of the newly adopted American Diabetes Association Standards of Medical Care for Gestational Diabetes.
- Identify modifiable and nonmodifiable risk factors for gestational diabetes.
- Discuss the rationale for and evidence supporting the recommended changes in screening protocol and diagnostic criteria for gestational diabetes.
- 2.00 CDR