The Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) training modules - English contain eight presentations and one case study.
Health professionals anywhere in the world can adopt this resource to develop diabetes education programmes for other health professionals.
Section 1 – Screening and Diagnosis: Identify the risks for development of GDM.
Section 2 – Self-management education: Discuss the value of education in helping women have healthy pregnancies.
Section 3 – Nutrition Therapy In Gestational Diabetes (Assessment, Recommendations and Education): Discuss factors that should be considered when doing a nutritional assessment.
Section 4 – Exercise in Gestational Diabetes: Recognize the limitations regarding exercise especially during the third trimester.
Section 5 – Monitoring During Pregnancy: Discuss the benefit of self monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) when available.
Section 6 – Pharmacological Management: Discuss the safety of continuing pre-pregnancy medications.
Section 7 – Complications (Hypoglycemia, Premature Labour, Preeclampsia): Discuss causes, prevention strategies and treatment of hypoglycemia for those women on insulin.
Section 8 – Post Partum: Discuss the immediate care of the infant and the importance of breast feeding.
Section 9 –Case study
Each module contains slides, facilitators’ notes and activities. Activities are used to increase participation during a programme and to allow some practical application of the discussion material.