Diabetes and Pregnancy

Course Information

Course Code


Instruction Method

ONLINE – login information will be emailed one week before the course start date




14 weeks. Approximately 48 credit hours.


Bev Harris, PDT CDE

Learner Outcomes

You will enhance your knowledge about, and explore the complexities of, diabetes management in pregnant women, covering:

  • The unique challenges faced by women with pre-existing Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes in managing the needs of their pregnancy and the needs of their diabetes, both pre-conception and during pregnancy.
  • Gestational Diabetes and Impaired Glucose Tolerance of Pregnancy (IGTP), including diagnosis, management and recurrence.
  • Preparing for labour and delivery, and the postpartum stage.

Evaluation Method

Evaluation Item Due Date
Online discussions Week 3-9
Online written assignment Week 12
Web-based Final Examination Week 13-14

Intended For

Practicing health professionals with knowledge of diabetes and its management. This course will build on basic knowledge already in place.

Text Book

The How To of Patient Education, 2nd Ed. Belton, A.B. & Simpson, N, 2010. To order this book, please visit this link: http://www.patienteducationcounts.ca/resources.asp -- All other course material is available online.


  • Working knowledge of basic diabetes care and management
  • Computer literacy
    • Students must have access to a computer that meets the minimum system requirements, access to the Internet, and an e-mail account
    • Access to and basic proficiency with a PDF reader, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft PowerPoint are also required as they are used to access course material and submit evaluation items

DE802 Diabetes and Pregnancy


CodeCourse TitleFormatTuitionDate(s)Register ByAvailability
DE802-1Diabetes and PregnancyOnline$449.00Mar-06-2017 to Jun-04-2017Feb-17-2017Open