Gestational Diabetes

The role of diet in the management of gestational diabetes (2015)

Presenter: Natasha Jo Leader


The presentation will cover:

  • Prevalence of gestational diabetes, including screening guidelines
  • Why controlling blood glucose level is critical during pregnancy
  • Psychological impact of gestational diabetes diagnosis
  • Management with diet and activity
  • Nutritional requirements of pregnancy
  • Dietary guidelines including carbohydrate amount, type and distribution
  • Activity guidelines
  • Monitoring of blood glucose levels
  • Medications (metformin and insulin)
  • Postpartum follow-up

This presentation can be used as assessable Continuing Professional Development points.

This presentation can be purchased online from Education in Nutrition. For more information visit:


Gestational Diabetes presentation