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The Modern Management of Diabetes and Pregnancy


It has been estimated that there are 6 million pregnant women annually in the United States. Gestational diabetes is diagnosed in greater than 300,000 of these pregnant women, followed by 300,000 with T2DM and 7,000 with T1DM.

Therefore, it is important for the clinician to correctly diagnosis and classify the type of diabetes in pregnant women, recognize the maternal problems involved with both gestational diabetes and pre-existing diabetes, and calibrate the treatment for the best outcomes possible for the mother and infant.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for physicians.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this presentation, participants should be able to:

  • Define gestational diabetes.
  • Recognize how gestational diabetes differs from type 1 and type 2 diabetes in pregnancy.
  • Discuss how diet and exercise can treat diabetes in pregnancy.


Register for the enduring material using the enroll link provided below. To be eligible for continuing medical education credits, physicians are required to view the presentation, answer learning assessment questions and complete an evaluation.


Texas Medical Association logoThe Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) Coastal Bend Health Education Center (CBHEC) is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians

TAMHSC CBHEC designates this enduring educational activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


head shot of Lois Jovanovic

Lois Jovanovic, MD, MACE, is an adjunct professor of biomolecular science and engineering and chemical engineering at the University of California Santa Barbara and clinical professor of medicine at Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in 1986. Dr. Jovanovic received multiple awards, including: The Clintec Award for Excellence in Clinical, (Lifetime Achievement Award) from the Diabetic Pregnancy Study Group of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes and The Cottage Hospital Distinguished Physician of the Year 2016.


Click here to enroll in this course.

Last edited by: irgalen 07/18/2023

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