UPDATE ON GESTATIONAL DIABETES: THE METABOLIC ENVIRONMENT IN MOTHER AND CHILD
Gestational diabetes (GDM) has become one of the major medical complications among pregnant women and has doubled in the last decade.
As GDM is a complex endocrinology disorder caused by multiple factors, this webinar will focus on the causes and consequences of gestational diabetes and what health care professionals can do to help this specific population. This webinar will help to answer these questions:
What is the GDM Diet?
What are the guidelines for checking blood glucose levels and numbers to achieve?
What are needs for carbohydrate, protein and fat?
What are hints for exercise, supplements, and lifestyle management for GDM?
What are medications used for GDM?
What about the Ketone police?
Upon successful completion of this two-hour course, the participant will have a better understanding of:
The pathophysiology of GDM.
New findings on the consequences of GDM.
The specifics of the GDM diet.
Recent recommendations on carbohydrate: high or low.
Susan B. Dopart, MS, RD, CDCES, is a nutrition and wellness consultant who has been in private practice for more than 25 years. Susan specializes in insulin resistance, diabetes, gestational diabetes and menopause. Before establishing her own practice, Susan worked at UCLA.
Susan has written and contributed to multiple publications, including The Huffington Post, SELF Magazine, UCLA Medicine, Sports and Cardiovascular Nutritionists SCAN publications, Diabetes Health and Diabetes Forecast.
Susan is the author of A Recipe for Life by the Doctor’s Dietitian, Healthy You, Healthy Baby: A Mother’s Guide to Gestational Diabetes, A Healthy Baker’s Dozen: Gluten-free low sugar cookies, and 101 Ways to Control your Diabetes.