Diabetes Management in Pregnancy

Course Information

Course Code


Instruction Method

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


$599 domestic / $898 international


12 weeks


Annie Garon-Mailer RN, BScN, MN, CDE

Learner Outcomes

Students in the Diabetes Management in Pregnancy course will enhance their knowledge about diabetes management in pregnant women. Upon completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of 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.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Gestational Diabetes, including diagnosis, management and recurrence.
  • Explain the importance of preparing for labour and delivery, and the postpartum stage.
  • Use communication techniques to effectively communicate with pregnant women who have diabetes.

Course Objectives

Diabetes Management in Pregnancy, updated to meet the 2018 Diabetes Canada Clinical Practice Guidelines, is designed to provide you with the opportunity to expand your knowledge about diabetes management in pregnant women who have Type 1, Type 2 and gestational diabetes. Explore the complexities of diabetes in pregnancy including: preconception preparation, management during pregnancy, preparation for delivery and postpartum concerns.

Evaluation Method

Evaluation Item Due Date
Online discussions Week 1-9
Online written assignment Week 11
Web-based Final Examination Week 12

Intended For

This course is for all practicing health professionals with knowledge of diabetes and its management, looking to explore diabetes management in pregnancy. This course will help build on basic knowledge already in place.

Start Date: March 4, 2024
End Date: May 26, 2024
Register By: February 25, 2024

Text Book

All 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

Wanda G.
Wanda is a registered nurse working in a Toronto area critical care department. She worked with many graduates of Michener’s Respiratory Therapy program, and many of her colleagues and friends in her person life where graduates of various Michener programs. While a previous Diabetes Educator course she took was comprehensive, she didn’t feel as though she had the knowledge or confidence to even think about working in a Diabetes Education department.

“I had no experience working with patients who were pregnant,” she explains. “Diabetes in pregnancy, even in those with existing diabetes, can be very different than in a non-pregnant state. I am glad to say after taking this specialized course at Michener, I have more confidence to work in this area.”

Wanda G.
Alumna, Diabetes Management in Pregnancy

Diabetes Management in Pregnancy – DE802

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COVID Vaccine Requirement:

Proof of full vaccination (2 doses) for all learners is required for all onsite attendance at Michener.
Fully online courses do not require proof of vaccination.

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