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CPD1h 25m of CPD
Total Rating(s)80
Published17 June 2018
Updated17 June 2018
Reviewed13 March 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.

Topics include:

  • Overview and risk factors
  • Treatment
  • Education and future

Target audience

Health professionals currently or intending to work with pregnant women with or at risk of developing gestational diabetes mellitus.


Provide up-to-date information focusing on the pathophysiology of hyperglycaemia during pregnancy, contributing causes/risks of developing gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), and diagnosis and treatment/management strategies during antenatal, labour and postpartum periods.


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

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


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 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.

CPD1h 25m of CPD
Total Rating(s)80
Published17 June 2018
Updated17 June 2018
Reviewed13 March 2020
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Diabetes Mellitus
Maternal and Child Health
Women's Health
Reproductive Health

Further Learning

Learner Reviews


80 Total Rating(s)

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Nicole jerome
23 May 2019

really good video. the information was based around Australian hospitals and research done in Australia and New Zealand. back to basics about how insulin is affected by placenta. how to help the women through this time

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Stephanie Rackemann
23 May 2019

A wonderful resource to update your knowledge on GDM.

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Barbara Katusabe
21 May 2019


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Jacqueline Nicole van Driel
20 May 2019

Fantastic educator, well spoken and very knowledgeable.

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Susan kay
17 May 2019

Great information easy to understand.

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Caroline Robins
16 May 2019

Very good.

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Mary-Anne Moore
15 May 2019

Very informative.

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Amy Woollams
15 May 2019

Excellent resource

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Jacqueline Henshaw
14 May 2019

Was long and over thought.

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Melvin Tanagon
12 May 2019

Very good learning experience.