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CPD1h 25m of CPD
Total Rating(s)40
Publish Date17 June 2018
Review Date13 March 2020
Expiry Date17 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.

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 credentialled 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)40
Publish Date17 June 2018
Review Date13 March 2020
Expiry Date17 June 2020
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Diabetes Mellitus
Maternal and Child Health
Women's Health
Reproductive Health

Further Learning

Learner Reviews


40 Total Rating(s)

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Jennifer OHara
16 Mar 2019

Excellent presentation.

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Alvina Lund
11 Mar 2019

very good. Thank-you

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Carol Mckenzie
05 Mar 2019

Very interesting and used up to date evidence.

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Haylee Quinn
25 Feb 2019

Highly recommend. Great resource.

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Donna Douglas
23 Feb 2019

Well presented and informative

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Maura Penn
17 Feb 2019

Informative but presentation quite boring

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Lisa Ajala
07 Feb 2019

I found this lecture/course very helpful for my role as an antenatal midwife. It strengthened the knowledge I already have and has given me more confidence to better educate my patients in relation to GDM. The presenter was easy to understand and clearly knowledgable in her field. Would highly recommend to others!

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Toni Hosking
24 Jan 2019

Well spoken. Did not know that drinking through a straw made it easier.

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Margrite Mary Behm
24 Jan 2019

Very well presented. Lots of relevant information given in an easy to understand manner.

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Hellene Heron
22 Jan 2019

Best one I have seen great presenter very knowledgeable recommend this to all midwives