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Pregnancy and Diabetes

Maryam K. Mamou, BSN, RN, CWCN

1 Contact Hour

About the Author:

Maryam K. Mamou, BSN, RN, CWOCN, has over 30 years of clinical experience that includes acute care, rehabilitation care, and home health care. She has provided care to patients with acute and chronic pain issues in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She is currently employed as a nurse consultant with the state of Wisconsin, and her work includes staying apprised of regulations pertaining to substance administration and substance abuse.

Course Description

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.1.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course the Nurse:

  • Will understand the four subsets of diabetes
  • Will learn about the risk factors associated with diabetes during pregnancy
  • Will learn about the pharmacologic management of diabetes during pregnancy
  • Will become knowledgeable of the Nursing Care of patients with diabetes

Successful completion of this course will provide the learner with one (1) contact hour. This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation To receive credit for this course you must pass this test with a score of 80% or higher. No individual in a position to control content for this activity has any relevant financial relationships to declare. Contact hours will be provided for the completion of this activity from September 10, 2018 until September 18, 2020.

1Contact Hour