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Gestational Diabetes eLearning Series

The Gestational Diabete Mellitus (“GDM”) eLearning series provides health professionals with an evidence- based approach to the care of women with GDM in a multidisciplinary environment.  

This series has been developed using current best practice evidence and guidelines. Individuals are encouraged to apply this knowledge in the context of local institutional policy and within their own scope of practice. The content and resources have been updated in April 2021 to reflect the recent changes in recommendations and guidelines.

This series pertains only to the care of women with GDM.  Women with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes require more intensive medical and obstetric surveillance and management. 

Objectives of the series

At the completion of this eLearning series participants will:

  • be able to define GDM and differentiate it from other types of diabetes

  • be confident to educate women with GDM about the condition, self management, risks and complications

  • be able to identify the appropriate tests and interpret them in order to diagnose GDM

  • have increased knowledge about the management of a woman with GDM in the antenatal, intrapartum and postpartum periods

  • be able to actively participate in multidisciplinary discussions on care-planning for clients with GDM

Modules in the series

  1. Introduction to Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

  2. Testing and diagnosis of GDM

  3. Blood Glucose Monitoring - Tests and Technology

  4. Blood Glucose Level Self-Monitoring

  5. Dietary Management of GDM

  6. Physical Activity and GDM

  7. Pharamacological Management of GDM

  8. Self Administration of Insulin Therapy

  9. Antenatal Care

  10. Peripartum and Intrapartum Care

  11. Postpartum Care

  12. Case Studies

Target audience

This education package is suitable for a multidisciplinary team involved in the care of a GDM patient including:

  • Midwives

  • Nursing and midwifery students

  • Registered Nurses

  • Diabetes educators

  • Dietitians

  • Exercise Physiologists

  • Medical Staff

This eLearning series is suitable and available for any healthcare professional wanting to increase their knowledge about GDM.

Queensland Health

Online Learning Modules

Available anytime

Duration: 6 hours


Educational Activities: 6 hours

Areas Of Interest: Diabetes and Metabolic, Paediatrics, Reproductive Health, Womens Health


Medical Practitioners, Midwifes, Nurses


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