GESTATIONAL DIABETES: CARBS OR KETO FOR OPTIMAL MOTHER AND BABY HEALTH
Gestational Diabetes (GDM) is the most common medical complication of pregnancy. GDM is defined as high blood sugars that were recognized for the first time during pregnancy. Consistent evidence has demonstrated that proper management is associated with improved outcomes for mother and baby in both short and long term. Given that lifestyle modification is the first line for treatment it is essential for dietitians to stay up to date regarding dietary patterns that have been associated with improved glycemia. In this course we will review risk factors, diagnostic criteria and target ranges for blood glucose in women with GDM. Also we will identify complications associated with hyperglycemia and recommended medication management. Furthermore we will discuss the latest research on the effect of carbohydrates including types and amounts on glycemia.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
Discuss modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors for GDM.
Explain diagnostic criteria, blood sugar goals and consequences of hyperglycemia on maternal and fetal health.
Review role of medical interventions including insulin and oral hypoglycemic agents.
Understand current research regarding nutrition specifically types and amounts of carbohydrates in the management of GDM.
FOR CDCESs: This Course Qualifies for CE Credit!
To satisfy the requirement for renewal of certification according to the Certification Board for Diabetes Care and Education (CBDCE, www.cbdce.org), courses must relate to diabetes and be part of the list of recognized providers of the CBDCE. The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) is listed as an CBDCE recognized provider. Because Dietitian Central has been granted accreditation by the CDR, it therefore meets the criteria as an approved provider of CEs for CDCESs by the CBDCE. The CBDCE does not directly approve continuing education for any specific webinar or self study course.
About the Presenter: Lauren Talbert, RD, CSO, LDN, CDCES
Lauren Talbert, RD, CSO, LDN, CDCES, is a registered dietitian. Lauren has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in both dietetics and food and nutritional science from the University of Vermont. She completed her dietetic internship at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Lauren has spent more than 12 years working in the Program in Women’s Oncology within Women and Infants Hospital and currently is one of four board certified specialists in oncology nutrition in Rhode Island. Lauren is also a certified diabetes educator and works as an outpatient dietitian in the Department of Medicine within Women & Infants Hospital. In addition to meeting with oncology patients, Lauren specializes in women’s health specifically women with diabetes, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and pregnant women. Lauren has been most recognized for her presentations to a wide array of audiences including medical professionals, patients and family as well as the community.