Gestational Diabetes

The role of diet in the management of gestational diabetes

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:


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