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Diabetes and Health Care: Gestational Diabetes

Diabetes Education Instructional Pathfinder for HPD Students and Faculty

Gestational or Diabetes During Pregnancy


During pregnancy – usually around the 24th week – many women develop gestational diabetes, a form of high blood sugar affecting pregnant women.

A diagnosis of gestational diabetes doesn't mean that a patient had diabetes before conception or that she will have diabetes after giving birth. 

Close monitoring of blood glucose levels while pregnant is critical for mother and child.

Beyond the Basics

Here you can find more in-depth information regarding screening and diagnosis for Diabetes in pregnancy, as well as links to professional level content.

What is Gestational Diabetes and How to Treat it?

What is Gestational Diabetes?

Learn when and how gestational diabetes may affect pregnancy. From ADA

How to Treat Gestational Diabetes

Learn about early treatment. From ADA

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Gestational Diabetes

MedlinePlus Freely accessible to all users

This site provides general information on Gestational Diabetes as well as links to trustworthy sources.

Gestational Diabetes Freely accessible to all users

Health Information provided by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

American Association of Diabetes Educators Freely accessible to all users

Diabetes educators are healthcare professionals – primarily nurses, dietitians and pharmacists – who focus on helping people with diabetes achieve behavior change goals which, in turn, lead to better clinical outcomes and improved health status.

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus eLearning Series Freely accessible to all users

The Gestational Diabete sMellitus (“GDM”) eLearning series provides health professionals with an evidence- based approach to the care of women with GDM in a multidisciplinary environment.  From the Queenland Health Statewide Clinical Network

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