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CPD1h 25m of CPD
Total Rating(s)100
First Published
Updated17 June 2018
Expires 17 June 2020
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Course is designed to provide up-to-date information on gestational diabetes (GDM) given several recent changes in management.

It will discuss predisposing factors for GDM, changes to treatment and diagnostic criteria, and how a diagnosis of GDM impacts subsequent pregnancies and ongoing health.

  • Overview and risk factors
  • Treatment of gestational diabetes mellitus
  • Education and future implications

Health professionals need to be aware of the prevalence of GDM and the symptoms of this disease in order to identify women who may be at risk. They must also be aware of the management of GDM, which aims to normalise maternal blood glucose levels as soon as possible, reduce foetal and maternal risks, and reduce the long-term risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Education that addresses this is timely in order to improve maternal outcomes


The purpose of this Course is to provide up-to-date information focusing on the pathophysiology of hyperglycaemia during pregnancy and recent changes to the management of gestational diabetes (GDM).

Learning Outcomes
  • Explain the pathophysiology of gestational diabetes (GDM)
  • Describe the risk factors and diagnostic criteria
  • Identify clinical targets and general management principles for antenatal, labour and postpartum care
Target Audience

This Course is most relevant to registered midwives, nurses and other health professionals currently or intending to work with pregnant women with or at risk of developing gestational diabetes mellitus.


No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.


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Michelle Robins

Michelle Robins is a credentialed diabetes educator with 23 years of experience in many aspects of diabetes care and education. She is currently employed as a Nurse Practitioner by Northern Health. Her past employment, as a diabetes educator, has included major tertiary hospital settings – including St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, Melbourne Division of General Practice, Melbourne Extended Care and Rehabilitation Service, and, in Queensland, Logan/Beaudesert Health Service. Michelle has served on more than 40 diabetes-related committees, written book chapters, and is consistently highly evaluated in her teaching role. See Educator Profile

CPD1h 25m of CPD
Total Rating(s)100
First Published
Updated17 June 2018
Expires 17 June 2020
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Diabetes Mellitus
Maternal and Child Health
Women's Health
Reproductive Health
Learning Tools
Content Integrity

Learner Reviews

100 Total Rating(s)
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Rachelle King
24 Oct 2019

It was very informative and enjoyable.

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Lisa Jane Douglas
13 Oct 2019

Good basic information was provided.

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Natalie Walter
11 Sep 2019

I really enjoyed this informative and interesting presentation.

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Lisa Fox-Draga
16 Aug 2019

This course contained a very detailed outlay of all the components to Gestational Diabetes

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Ektaa Bali
02 Aug 2019

Great but wished there was more detail

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Christina Smith
18 Jul 2019

Found this topic a good overview of GDM and I will use this to read and understand more all aspects of GDM

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Emily Skinner
13 Jul 2019

great information

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Debra Cox
10 Jul 2019

The speaker was clear and easily understood. This made the lecture both enjoyable and informative

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Philip Randall
26 Jun 2019

I found this resource informative and relevant to my work and it has given me more confidence when dealing with this patient group.

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Caitlin Dugger
21 Jun 2019

A bit dull