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The Safe Management of Diabetes in Pregnancy
The Safe Management of Diabetes in Pregnancy
The Safe Management of Diabetes in Pregnancy
The Safe Management of Diabetes in Pregnancy

This online training course will increase your understanding of the management of diabetes in women pre-pregnancy, during pregnancy and during the postnatal period.

This module is aimed at all healthcare professionals who care for women with diabetes who become pregnant or who wish to become pregnant.

  • Online, self-paced training
  • Interactive course with colourful animations
  • Complete in one to two hours
  • 24 hour learner support
  • Digital certificate on completion

There are many risks associated with diabetes in pregnancy, to both the mother and the foetus, so it is essential that pregnancies are prepared for and managed safely. These risks can include miscarriage, pre-eclampsia, pre-term labour, congenital malformations and foetal macrosomia. It is essential for those with pre-existing diabetes that they are able to plan and prepare for their pregnancies.

Why take this course?

The overall aim of managing a diabetic pregnancy is to ensure the health of both mother and child. This training course will provide healthcare professionals who care for women with diabetes with the knowledge they need to properly care for those who become pregnant, or who wish to become pregnant. This course includes information about blood glucose monitoring and dietary changes, contraception, the risks associated with diabetic pregnancy and what you need to consider.

Pre-pregnancy care includes the steps taken to provide information, advice and support to be able to accomplish optimum blood glucose control prior to conception, to improve general health and to ensure effective care before conception. Upon completion of this module, learners will understand how they may start to develop a health plan for women with diabetes who wish to become pregnant.

E-learning content

  • An introduction to diabetes in pregnancy
  • Pre-pregnancy advice and care
  • How to manage diabetes in pregnancy
  • Women with type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus

Training outcomes

Having completed this module, learners will be able to:

    • Outline the medical considerations when preparing a woman with diabetes for pregnancy
    • Describe the main aspects of antenatal and postnatal care for a woman with type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus.
    • Discuss how they would screen for and treat gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM)


The content of this course is certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.


Approximately 1 - 2 hours. As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages. The system will record your progress throughout.

Target Audience

This course was designed for all healthcare professionals who care for women with diabetes who become pregnant or who wish to become pregnant.

Test and certificate

The end of course test consists of 15 multiple choice questions. Learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark, and, if necessary, may attempt the test three times at no extra cost.

If learners do not achieve the 75% pass mark, further attempts may be given by contacting our support team.

Learners will be able to download a digital certificate on completion. This can be printed, and we suggest you keep it for your records.

How It Works

Frequently asked questions

Do I need an e-mail address to buy this course?

Yes, you will need an e-mail address to buy this course. This is because we use your e-mail address to create an account for you in our learning management system - where you will take the training. We also need your email address to send your purchase receipt.

If you buy more courses in future using the same e-mail address during checkout, then these will automatically be added to your system account.

If you pay by PayPal, we will use your PayPal email address to create your system account.

Can I buy this course and give it to other people?

Yes, you can buy the training using your own email address and then give it to other learners from your system account.

Each learner will need to have their own email address. This is so that we can send them a link to the training and give them their own system account.

Is there a refund policy?

We want you to be completely satisfied with your training. We offer a 30 day, no hassle, no quibble, money-back guarantee if you are not 100% satisfied.

To request a refund, you should email our learner support team with your receipt stating why you would like to be reimbursed. You, or your learners, must not complete the training in order to make a valid refund claim.

Will the course work on a tablet or mobile phone?

We recommend using a desktop or laptop for the best learning experience. This course can also be taken on tablet and mobile devices - including iPads and iPhones.

Is a specific internet browser recommended?

For the best possible experience, we recommend learners use Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11 or Firefox. Please ensure there are no updates pending on your browser.

How long do learners have to complete a course?

There is no set completion time for this course. Learners can study in their own time at their own speed and may pause, leave and come back to the system to continue the training at any time.

Does the course contain sound?

Yes, this course contains sound. For those without sound on their computer or device, the narration is covered in an optional text box at the bottom of the training.


Bulk discounts

Bulk discounts are available on purchases of 10 or more courses.

If you wish to discuss a large individual order for this course, and/or would like to be invoiced in advance, please call our sales team on 01943 885 085 to make an enquiry.

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