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.
Live Event Date: Apr 25, 2024
Expiration Date: Apr 25, 2027
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 6.2.3, 8.1.5, 8.3.6
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, CDCESs
Number of Credits: 1.0
Level(s): 1, 2
Total Cost: 1 Site Credit

About the Presenter: Lauren Talbert, RD, LDN, CDCES
Lauren Talbert

Lauren Talbert, RD, LDN, CDCES, is a registered dietitian and diabetes educator. 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 been working at Women and Infants Hospital in Providence, RI since 2006. Lauren now works in Endocrinology within the Department of Medicine within Women & Infants Hospital. 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 internationally and nationally to a wide variety of audiences including medical professionals as well as the community on various health related topics.

Other Webinars by this Presenter/Organization:
PCOS Nutrition: Improve Metabolic and Reproductive Health Via Lifestyle And Dietary Supplements

PCOS Nutrition: Improve Metabolic and Reproductive Health Via Lifestyle And Dietary Supplements

On Demand
Live Date: (Mar 14,2024)
Expiration Date: (Mar 14, 2027)

Rating: 4.93 out of 5

Instructor: Lauren Talbert, RD, LDN, CDCES

Duration: 1 hours