Diabetes and Pregnancy: The Role of Dietitians
DIABETES AND PREGNANCY: THE ROLE OF DIETITIANS
Diabetes can cause problems during pregnancy for women and their developing babies. Poor control of diabetes during pregnancy increases the chances for birth defects and serious complications for the pregnant women. Proper healthcare before and during pregnancy can help prevent birth defects and other health problems. Research has shown that Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) by registered dietitians is the primary intervention in the management of diabetes during pregnancy. It leads to improved perinatal outcomes and is a key component of glycemic control. This webinar will help you understand the goal for women with diabetes to meet all the nutrition needs of the fetus and mother while additionally maintaining maternal normoglycemia. We will discuss the rationale for meal planning and also benefits and contraindications of exercise during pregnancy.
Upon successful completion of this course, the participant should be able to:
  • List the nutrition goals for pregnancy complicated with diabetes.


  • Describe carbohydrate distribution and modifications in meal plan based on blood glucose control.


  • Explain the benefits of exercise on blood glucose levels.


  • Identify contraindications of exercise during pregnancy.


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.
Live Webinar Date: Jan 14, 2021   (03:00 PM - 04:00 PM EST)
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 6.2.5, 8.1.1, 8.4.1, 10.2.7
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, CDCESs
Number of Credits: 1.0
Level(s): 1, 2
Total Cost: $18

About the Presenter: Geetha Rao, MS, RD, CDCES, CPT, CLE, CDTC
Geetha Rao

Geetha is an established and highly skilled RD for 24 years and CDCES for 15+ years. She is originally from California, but currently lives in Houston, TX and works for Vida Healthcare and has her own Private Practice. She is very committed to her profession and is very passionate about Diabetes. She is also a Certified Diabetes Technology Clinician and Insulin Pump Trainer. She is a nationwide speaker, Board of Director for Sweet Success Express Program (SSEP), Reviewer for California Diabetes and Pregnancy Program (CDAPP) as well as DPP Lifestyle Coach. She has published book geared towards South Asians and has plans to publish more in the near future. She is also a Reviewer/Editor for many articles and guidelines of care. She is also a Fitness Instructor and enjoys incorporating fitness element into her counseling sessions with patients.

She enjoys working with people and to guide them to make better lifestyle choices. She believes that a successful healthcare provider is one who can be a good listener and to help people to help themselves to make better decisions. In her spare time, Geetha enjoys gardening, cooking, spending time with family and conducting fitness classes.



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Expiration Date: (Nov 11,2023)

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