Pregnancy Complicated by Diabetes, 5th Edition (CHES)

Medical Management

Totally updated!

The goals are a healthy mother and healthy infant through management of the mother’s diabetes during her pregnancy. Topics include: diagnosis, tools of therapy, psychosocial factors, complications, emerging therapies, and gestational diabetes.


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Course Expiration Date
Grouped product items
Product Name Price Qty
Book Only (880)
15 CE Online Test Only (881CHES)
8 CE Online Test Only (882CHES)
15 CE Book & Online Test (883CHES)
8 CE Book & Online Test (884CHES)

Book Details

Year Published
5th Edition
American Diabetes Association
Page Count

Course Objectives


1.4.3 Identify factors that enhance or compromise health

2.5.1 Identify factors that foster or hinder implementation

3.2.2 Assess progress in achieving objectives

7.2.2 Tailor messages to priority populations


After this course, participants will be able to:

1. Determine appropriate nutritional intervention for pregnant clients with any form of diabetes. 

2. Discuss three major complications that can occur when a pregnant woman also must deal with type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes.

3. Identify ways to help clients eat a nutritious diet while learning to improve control of their blood sugar levels through the timing of meals and medication, types and quantities of food, and physical activity.

4. Better assess clients’ needs and interventions to help guide them through the various stages of the pregnancy and handle any complications.

Recommended For...
  • Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)
  • Integrative & Functional Nutrition Academy Professional
Why we chose this book
This new 5th edition has a new editor who kept the best of the last edition and added more on gestational diabetes and diabetes management during labor and delivery. This book is evidence-based and highly regarded in its field.
About the author
Donald R. Coustan, MD is Professor of OB-GYN at Women’s & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and an Attending Physician at Brown University. As a graduate of Yale, he is widely published in diabetes and pregnancy and gestational diabetes.