Pregnancy and Diabetes

An online diabetes course for nurses is an essential part of training. Women can face several health challenges throughout pregnancy, including dealing with a concurrent diagnosis of diabetes. Prior to becoming pregnant many women have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, while others are first diagnosed with diabetes when their pregnancy is confirmed. Diabetes is one of the most frequently occurring medical complications during pregnancy occurring in 3.3% of all live births.

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Upon completion of the Pregnancy and Diabetes course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify the four subsets of diabetes.
  2. Explain the risk factors associated with diabetes during pregnancy.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of pharmacologic management of diabetes during pregnancy.
  4. Discuss the best practices for nursing care of patients with diabetes.


Chapter 1: Introduction

  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Concerns Associated with T1D in Pregnancy
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Concerns Associated with T2D in Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy and Type 2 Diabetes
  • Pregnancy and Pre-Existing Diabetes
  • Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

Chapter 2: Risk Factors Associated with Diabetes during Pregnancy

  • Depression Related to Diabetes During Pregnancy
  • Diagnosing Diabetes During Pregnancy
  • Medical Nutritional Therapy

Chapter 3: Pharmacologic Management of Diabetes during Pregnancy

  • Insulin Administration
  • Glucose Checks
  • Follow-Up Visits
  • Evaluation During Pregnancy
  • Preeclampsia and Aspirin Use
  • Nursing Care of the Pregnant Patient with Diabetes
  • Time of Delivery

Chapter 4: Conclusion

  • Case Scenario
  • References
  • About the Author
  • California Bill 241
  • Implicit Bias in Healthcare
  • What is Implicit Bias?
  • Implications of Implicit Bias in Healthcare
  • How to Reduce Implicit Bias

Price: $12.00

Contact Hour: 1

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