Diabetes and Pregnancy: A Nutrition Update Course

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Course Expires December 1, 2025
Credits: 10
Accreditations: CDR, CBDCE
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Increase your competencies with an evidence based nutrition update on diabetes and pregnancy!

This continuing professional education (CPE) self-study course includes required reading which is a comprehensive guide on nutrition for health professionals caring for pregnant individuals with diabetes. The required reading includes information on gestational, type 1, and type 2 diabetes. Topics addressed include but are not limited to:

  • Demographics of diabetes and pregnancy
  • Physiological changes in pregnancy that are complicated by diabetes
  • Diabetes management for people with preexisting diabetes along the spectrum from preconception care to postpartum care
  • Use of diabetes medications during pregnancy

The required reading provides 4 comprehensive case studies that integrate the information provided into direct patient care. An additional case-study based CPE program and exam helps the reader apply the information from the required reading to their work setting and patient population.

Course includes hard copy book, electronic test and 1 certificate with passing grade.

Already have the book? Under “Product Options” simply choose “CPE Test Only” to purchase the CPE Self-Study Program.

After completing this continuing professional education course, the learner should be able to:

  1. Interpret and integrate evidence-based research and literature on diabetes in pregnancy in decision-making.
  2. Integrate knowledge of biological, physical, and social sciences with knowledge of food, nutrition, and diabetes to make decisions related to nutrition care.
  3. Establish goals and desired outcomes in collaboration with those who are pregnant and have diabetes.
  4. Monitor responses and effects of nutrition-related drugs and take required action to make modifications or adjustments to treatment plans for pregnant people with diabetes.

This course is intended for: RDNs and CDCES

CDR Activity Number: 173751 Self Study Activity Type: 720 Printed

CPE Level: II

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators:

  • 4.1.2 Interprets and integrates evidence-based research and literature in decision-making
  • 8.1.2 Integrates knowledge of biological, physical, and social sciences with knowledge of food and nutrition to make decisions related to nutrition care
  • 10.3.1 Establishes goals and desired outcomes in collaboration with clients/patients
  • 10.4.6 Monitors responses and effects of nutrition-related drugs and takes required action to make modifications or adjustments to treatment plans.

Note: Numerous other Performance Indicators may apply.

This self-study course includes required reading, a downloadable course document and an online exam with multiple choice, case study based questions. This course exam includes 41 questions. Upon passing the test, the learner can download and print the certificate.

Required Reading for this Course: Thomas A, editor. Health Professional’s Guide to Nutrition, Diabetes, and Pregnancy. Chicago IL; Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; 2021.

Disclaimer: The text associated with this course is required solely for the course taker to learn the underlying principles that will be applied in taking a case-study based exam. Neither the authors nor the publishers of the text/book have contributed to or endorsed this course.

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This self-study course helps the nutrition professional gain the knowledge needed to work with individuals with diabetes during pregnancy.
- Diabetes and Pregnancy: A Nutrition Update
Amy Hess-Fischl, RDN, CDCES
The required reading and self study course are excellent resources for anyone working with pregnant people with diabetes. The course is a good assessment of one's knowledge of the information. Diabetes in pregnancy is complex, so keeping up to date with current nutrition therapy for these conditions is essential to support pregnant persons.
- Diabetes and Pregnancy: A Nutrition Update
Casey Seiden, MS, RDN, CDCES

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