Midwives regularly come in contact with pregnant women with diabetes and play a significant role in influencing care, which can improve the outcomes of current as well as future pregnancies. A national survey from the Diabetes Care Trust has shown that over 85% of midwives would like further knowledge and education about various aspects of diabetes in pregnancy.

This updated i-learn module seeks to address this and will provide midwives, support workers and students with a thorough understanding of all aspects of diabetes in pregnancy from preconception counselling to postpartum care.

By the end of this module, you should have an understanding of:

  • different types of diabetes and the implications for pregnancy
  • how best to prepare for pregnancy when the woman has diabetes
  • the management of diabetes during pregnancy and its implications
  • planning and management of safe birth
  • useful advice to maintain the wellbeing of the woman and baby following birth

Study time: 1 hour

Original content: September 2019
This version: 2022
Next review: 2025