Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (RP February 2020)

Accredited CPD
Group 2

Provider: Retail Pharmacy
Author: Nicole Dilworth

CPD Credits: 2


Designed to give an overview of gestational diabetes mellitus, including risks to both mother and baby, treatment options, and ways pharmacists can support their patients.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  1. Describe gestational diabetes mellitus and the risks associated with the condition to both the mother and the baby;
  2. Identify patient risk factors associated with the development of gestational diabetes mellitus;
  3. Discuss the recommended treatment options for blood sugar level management in gestational diabetes mellitus;
  4. Describe how patients can be supported by pharmacists to manage gestational diabetes mellitus.

The 2016 Competency Standards addressed by this activity include: 1.5, 2.3, 3.2, 3.3, 3.5, 3.6

Accreditation number: A2002RP1    Accreditation expires: 31/01/2022 

This activity has been accredited for 1.0 hour of Group One CPD (or 1.0 CPD credit) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan, which may be converted to 1.0 hour of Group Two CPD (or 2.0 CPD credits) upon successful completion of the associated assessment activity.