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Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) training modules - English

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.

By Bart
Dec 21, 2015
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