Who is this course for?

This course is designed for practitioners who are passionate about optimising their care of pregnant women with Gestational Diabetes. 

By providing you, the professionals whom the women trust most, with a thorough knowledge of the condition and its treatments, your clients will be in a position to make the best use of available services, make informed decisions about their care and look forward to the healthy pregnancy and birth to which they rightly aspire.

Your clients need your support more than ever right now, which means an opportunity to build your business. Why shouldn’t you benefit too by becoming the ‘go-to’ birth worker for women diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes?

What prompted me to develop this course?

Firstly, the pleasure I derived from supporting pregnant women with Gestational Diabetes as part of a multidisciplinary team. I am a Registered Dietitian and I have the knowledge to take an evidence-based approach and the experience to know that no-one knows their body better than a pregnant woman and no-one is more motivated to make changes. They just need to be well-informed.

Secondly, an awareness that access to care for women with this diagnosis varies enormously worldwide and has been severely impacted by the current pandemic. Having you as their guide will ease this struggle.

Thirdly, a concern that, with increasing health inequalities, cases of Gestational Diabetes may rise.

Furthermore, dependent on where you practice and the local culture, the emotional impact of a diagnosis with Gestational Diabetes is likely to vary. In my experience, emotions ranged from fear and guilt to confusion and a sense of being alone. However, with support, they came to terms with their diagnosis and surprised themselves with the changes they were able to make.

The positive impact of these changes to diet and lifestyle didn’t stop on the arrival of their child, instead it paved the way for a healthy environment for the whole family’s future.


What does the course cover?

The course is in 7 sessions, plus a short introduction. Here’s what we’ll cover:

  • The physiology of Gestational Diabetes
  • The causes, incidence and diagnosis
  • Possible negative outcomes
  • Diet and lifestyle
  • Medications
  • Monitoring
  • The emotional toll and answering the commonly-asked questions

PLUS: A summary of each session and relevant links.

What is the price of the course?


What is the teaching style?

The sessions last from 15 to 25 minutes (the dietary session is a little longer at 35 minutes). I’ve done my best to keep the tone light with plenty of graphics and clear explanations, to make it easy to watch or just listen to and come back to the slides later.

The downloadable summaries mean that you don’t need to take pages of notes or jot down references. It suits everyone’s learning styles.

Testimonial from a wonderful ex-colleague:

‘I worked alongside Annabel, supporting women with Gestational Diabetes. She was highly skilled at educating our women and guiding them towards informed decisions about changes to their diet and lifestyle, as well as teaching them to monitor and interpret their blood glucose levels. Her approach was always warm and non-judgmental and based on both scientific knowledge and a deep understanding of the women’s experience of a diagnosis with Gestational Diabetes. We made a great team and had a lot of laughs along the way.’

 Mindy, Diabetes Specialist Nurse and Midwife

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