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De-Mystifying Gestational Diabetes

by Nancy Irland, DNP, RN, CNM
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 0.1 Midwifery CEU
  • Handout: Yes

Everybody loves a story! Diabetes concepts are easily understood by many when they are presented in narrative format. In this presentation you will learn not only the science behind high blood sugar’s negative effects on a developing fetus, you will also see how to draw them to make them memorable. The presentation will include a review of carbohydrate counting and the decision-making behind insulin dosing. By the end of the session, you should be able to explain diabetes concepts confidently, with uncomplicated illustrations to draw as you teach your patients.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Review the physiology of diabetes in pregnancy
Objective 2: Anticipate the potential impact of diabetes on both fetus and mother.
Objective 3: Recognize the epigenetics of diabetes in pregnancy, and the damaging role of insulin
Objective 4: Discover the impact of narrative on learning
Objective 5: Apply understanding of gestational diabetes to interventions and patient teaching