The goal of this module is to provide nurses with the basic guidelines in the clinical management of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) so they can evaluate and counsel their patients. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to —
- List risk factors for developing GDM.
- Name lab tests and normal values to identify and guide diagnosis and treatment of GDM.
- List the four main points of managing care for the patient with GDM.