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Chapter Listing

Pregnancy and Diabetes - DEMO


Chapter 1: Introduction

Women can face several health challenges throughout pregnancy include dealing with a concurrent diagnosis of diabetes. Prior to becoming pregnant many women have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, while others are first diagnosed with diabetes when their pregnancy is confirmed. Diabetes is one of the most frequently occurring medical complications during pregnancy occurring in 3.3% of all live births.


Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify the four subsets of diabetes.
  2. Explain the risk factors associated with diabetes during pregnancy.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of pharmacologic management of diabetes during pregnancy.
  4. Discuss the best practices for nursing care of patients with diabetes.


Chapter 1: Introduction

  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Concerns Associated with T1D in Pregnancy
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Concerns Associated with T2D in Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy and Type 2 Diabetes
  • Pregnancy and Pre-Existing Diabetes
  • Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

Chapter 2: Risk Factors Associated with Diabetes during Pregnancy

  • Depression Related to Diabetes During Pregnancy
  • Diagnosing Diabetes During Pregnancy
  • Medical Nutritional Therapy

Chapter 3: Pharmacologic Management of Diabetes during Pregnancy

  • Insulin Administration
  • Glucose Checks
  • Follow-Up Visits
  • Evaluation During Pregnancy
  • Pre-eclampsia and Aspirin Use
  • Nursing Care of the Pregnant Patient with Diabetes
  • Time of Delivery

Chapter 4: Conclusion

  • Case Scenario
  • References
  • About the Author
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