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Gestational Diabetes Mellitus


About This Course

Welcome to an overview of Gestational Diabetes from the UTHealth School of Public Health. Gestational diabetes is a very serious problem affecting 7 out of every 100 pregnant women in the United States. Pregnant women should be aware of the issues that can arise due to an unhealthy lifestyle and a history of diabetes.

Gestational Diabetes can be prevented with nutrition and exercise in most cases. This CEU-certified course outlines the necessary information about gestational diabetes that can help women take better care of their bodies and have healthier birth outcomes. After taking this course, you will have a strong grasp of the different factors that affect the onset of gestational diabetes, causes of the disease and best ways to prevent it. We hope you enjoy taking this course and benefit from its content. Good luck!


This course has no prerequisites.

This course is brought to you by the Maternal Child Health Training Program at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston


MCH Training Program

The purpose of the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Training Program is to strengthen the capacity of the rural public health work force to meet the diverse needs of MCH populations via accessible and customized public health education and training. The program is designed to enhance the core public health practice with an explicit focus on an MCH-specific professional identity.

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Is this course DSHS-certified for CHW continuing education?

Yes, you have the opportunity to receive one hour of continuing education units upon completion of this course.

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