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Diabetes mellitus is one of the most common complications associated in pregnancy. The majority of women who experience hyperglycemia during pregnancy are classified as having gestational diabetes. However, there is a rising tide of women with diabetes who are becoming pregnant. As diabetes management in the non-pregnant population varies depending on the type, the same is true for pregnant women with type 1 and type 2 diabetes: one size does not fit all. This presentation will discuss the medical and nutritional management of women with preexisting diabetes from pregnancy through postpartum. Topics will include special dietary and insulin requirements, fetal growth implications, specific trimester concerns, physical activity, breastfeeding, and methods to set up a diabetes-in-pregnancy program for women with pre-existing diabetes.
CPE Level: 3
Learning Codes: 5310, 5340, 9030
- Describe the elements of diabetes in pregnancy including medical management, identify areas of nutritional concerns and how to implement strategies for individualized care.
- Detail postpartum management of type 1 and type 2 women with diabetes as related to glucose targets, weight management and nutritional therapy.
- Outline the framework of a functional diabetes in pregnancy program in the office setting, including what is needed and whom to achieve it.
- Celeste Durnwald, MD
- Breanna Oberlin, MS, RD, CDE
Planned with the Diabetes Care and Education DPG