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Safe Management of Diabetes in Pregnancy

Course Overview

This online course will increase your understanding of the management of diabetes in women pre-pregnancy, during pregnancy and during the postnatal period.

There are no specific entry requirements for this course; however, we recommend that you first complete 'The Safe Use of Insulin', 'The Safe Use of Non-Insulin Therapies' and 'The Safe Management of Hypoglycaemia'.

After completing this training you will be able to:

  • Outline the medical considerations when preparing a woman with diabetes for pregnancy
  • Describe the main aspects of antenatal and postnatal care for a woman with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Discuss how you would screen for and treat gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM)

Course Details

Lesson Plan

  • Welcome and Learning Outcomes
  • Pre-pregnancy Advice and Care
  • Women with Existing Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
  • Antenatal Care
  • Neonatal and Postnatal Care
  • Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

Target Audience

This course is aimed at all healthcare professionals who care for women with diabetes who become pregnant or wish to become pregnant.


It is estimated that this module will take approximately 45-60 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages. The system will record your progress throughout.


On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course; however, we recommend that you first complete 'The Safe Use of Insulin', 'The Safe Use of Non-Insulin Therapies' and 'The Safe Management of Hypoglycaemia'.

What our customers have said

Easy to understand. Worked well with the different section, pre-conception, antenatal and postnatal.
05/04/2016 NF
Frustrating having to wait for individual sections to become available to click on
02/04/2016 EL
Clear and concise information with documents to access for references if necessary
10/03/2016 DA
I thought the module explained a complicated subject in a simple way.
07/01/2016 LF
The ability to dip in & out is good. Don't feel overloaded by single task.
24/10/2015 PH
Very helpful and easy to understand.
12/10/2015 AM
I liked the way that you could control when it moved on to a new page, this gave me time to make notes
CM 09/08/2015
I found the module interesting. I am a paediatric Diabetes nurse but my patients can be up to the age of 19years and this information is very useful
MT 02/07/2015
As a dyslexic learner I felt the module was brilliant as a guide and help understand the management of diabetes more than I did at Uni
TP 14/06/2015
I liked that it was simple to use, the use of diagrams makes the learning easier as there wasn't large amounts of text to read
RL 01/06/2015
Found it very informative. My pre course knowledge on Diabetes and pregnancy was limited. Feel much more informed
JS 25/04/2015
Made easy to understand and could be done in several stages
KS 30/03/2015

Cost and Discounts

£30 + VAT - This cost is for a single user.

Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact, or call 01943 885086.

Do you qualify to access this course free of charge?

If your organisation has purchased access to the National Patient Safety Suite you'll be able to access this course for free, visit our self-registration page to find out more

12 months unlimited access to the Patient Safety Training Suite of 13 courses costs just £5,000 + VAT. Different options are available for individuals, small, medium and large organisations. Email for more information.

How it Works

The information below is specific to this particular course. If you would like a more general guide to how our purchasing and learning works please visit the Four Easy Steps page which should tell you all you need to know.

Alternatively; if you have a specific question or concern why not contact us directly ?


This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material, and may also print the notes you took during the training.

You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.


The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.

The lesson consist of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.

Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course


This course is delivered fully online allowing you to learn at your own pace, however an average duration would be 45-60 hours.

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