Gestational Diabetes: Challenges and Opportunities

Gestational Diabetes: Challenges and Opportunities

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) prevalence continues to increase among women in the US, which has significant long-term impact on the healthcare system as women are at significantly higher risk for type 2 diabetes. Studies show that many women do not receive postpartum care and health behavior is not sustained long term. The Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist (RDN) has a unique opportunity to provide evidence based medical nutrition therapy to manage GDM as well as taking an expanded role in postpartum care coordination. This presentation will highlight the current evidence-based guidelines from the Evidence Analysis Library, current practices of dietitians working in GDM care, and opportunities to increase the role of the RDN. The presentation will address the value of increasing knowledge, confidence, and care coordination to address postpartum follow up.

Presented on: Tuesday January 21, 2020 1 pm CT, 2 pm ET


Unknown.jpegKerri Knippen, PhD, MPH, RDN, LD, BC-ADM

Kerri Lynn Knippen, PhD, MPH, RDN, LD, BCADM is a registered dietitian with more than 10 years of experience working with women with Gestational Diabetes. She has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She currently is an Assistant Professor at Bowling Green State University. Her research interests are focused on understanding barriers to care among women with GDM, with a specific interest in motivation, risk perception, and the need for proactive and patient centered care approaches which involve the dietitian and diabetes care team in the management and postpartum health protective behaviors of women with history of GDM.     


Credits: 1 CEU, Level 1
CEU Codes: 
5190 Diabetes Mellitus
3020 Assessment of target groups, populations
3005 Nutrition diagnosis
4040 Disease prevention

After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:

    1. Recognize factors that influence both the risk for gestational diabetes, but also postpartum health behavior
    2. Interpret and apply the evidence-based nutrition care guidelines for gestational diabetes
    3. Examine opportunities for the expanding role of nutrition care in the management of gestational diabetes & beyond

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