Diabetes in Pregnancy


April 23, 2010

8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Burtness Auditorium, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital


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Pregnancy is characterized by increased insulin resistance and reduced sensitivity to insulin action.  The management of diabetes in pregnancy must focus on excellent glucose control achieved using diet, exercise and insulin therapy.  Nurses and other health care professionals who care for pregnant women with diabetes need a strong foundation of knowledge in order to best educate and care for these women during the childbearing cycle: pregestional, antenatal, intrapartum, and postpartum.  This conference will add insight to all four of those phases.  

Course Objectives:

  • Critically evaluate the existing evidence regarding use of oral hypoglycemic agents in the management of gestational diabetes.
  • Discuss the insulins used during pregnancy and those used by CHS.
  • Outline insulin management in labor and delivery.
  • Describe how to “balance your plate” for blood glucose control.
  • Explain the “road to euglycemia:”  diet, exercise, insulin, and blood glucose monitoring.
  • Outline the benefits of breastfeeding for both the mother with diabetes and her newborn.
  • Discuss the best way to use insulin in labor to maintain euglycemia.
  • Describe the use of an insulin pump for Type 1 diabetes.


Invited Guest Faculty

  • Lois Jovanovic, MD, Sansum Clinic
  • Maribeth Inturrisi, MSN, RN, CDE, Sweet Success



Registration Instructions

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CHS Employees:

  • Register via HealthStream; category is Women’s Services.
  • No charge to CHS employees.

CHS Travelers:

  • Register via HealthStream; category is Women’s Services.
  • Forward check for $30 payment to Education Department.

NON-CHS Employees: