MIMS Education

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: A Proactive Guide for the Primary Care Physician

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: A Proactive Guide for the Primary Care Physician

Family MedicineGeneral PracticeInternal MedicineObstetrics And GynaecologyEndocrinology
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About this course

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a common medical condition affecting millions of pregnancies worldwide. Early detection and intervention is warranted for optimal maternal and fetal outcomes as both short and long-term complications in the mother and baby can arise during and after pregnancy in women with gestational diabetes. Perinatal complications and the risk of stillbirth are greatly reduced by treatment.

This e-learning module discusses the diagnostic approach for gestational diabetes mellitus and highlights the management of the condition antepartum and postpartum, including lifestyle modification recommendations, pharmacologic treatment, and fetal surveillance.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this module, learners will be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of screening and early intervention to mitigate risks of gestational diabetes mellitus.
  • Understand screening guidelines, including recommended timing, methods, and result interpretation.
  • Implement effective management and monitoring strategies for both maternal and fetal well-being.

Topics covered

  • Introduction
  • Screening and diagnosis
  • Complications associated with GDM
  • Management
    • Lifestyle modifications
    • Target glycemic levels
    • Pharmacologic management
    • Monitoring blood glucose levels
    • Fetal surveillance
    • Timing of delivery
  • Postpartum Care

1 CPD Point Available

  • Score at least 80% in the multiple-choice quiz.

Keywords: gestational diabetes, gestational diabetes in pregnancy, gdm pregnancy, gdm diabetes, gestational, gestational diabetes and pregnancy, maternity diabetes