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June 19, 2001 Manhattan, Kansas


As a health care provider, you feel the frustrations of shortened hospital stays and shorter appointment times. You need to ensure your client has all the tools they need to manage their diabetes care. You need strategies for helping patients effectively self-manage their diabetes, identifying potential problems and enhancing your skills for problem solving challenging situations.

The outcome of pregnancy, when complicated by pre-existing diabetes or gestational diabetes, can be significantly influenced by management of blood glucose levels. This presentation will include a discussion of both pregnancy complications caused by pre-existing diabetes and gestational diabetes. The screening criteria and pathophysiology of both conditions will be explored. High glucose levels exacerbate possible complications. Management of diabetes in pregnancy focuses attention on nutrition, exercise, stress reduction, medications, and intensive monitoring of mother preconceptually and mother and baby during pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum. This comprehensive diabetes seminar will provide a theoretical background and describe clinical applications to help you to better care for and promote a self-care model for women with pre-existing diabetes and pregnancy and gestational diabetes.


At the end of this class, participants will be able to:

  1. Define diabetes complicated by pregnancy and gestational diabetes.
  2. Identify that blood glucose control has an effect on the outcome of pregnancy.
  3. Discuss the pathophysiology of diabetes and pregnancy and the risks to mother and infant.
  4. List specialized tests that the pregnant woman with diabetes may undergo.
  5. Identify treatment strategies including nutrition, exercise, stress reduction, and medications.
  6. Discuss areas of special care for the woman and baby during and after labor and delivery.


COURSE PRESENTER: Wini Schaedel, ARNP, MSN, CDE has been working in diabetes care for 13 years and maternal child health for almost 30 years. She developed and coordinated the Partners In Care Diabetes Education program in Manhattan, Kansas which received recognition by the American Diabetes Association in 1993 and 1998. Wini is currently practicing at clinics in Salina, Hill City and Beloit in an advanced nurse practice role of diabetes management and education.

Course Agenda:

8:30 Introduction

8:45 Definitions

9:00 Pre-existing Diabetes and Pregnancy and fetal complications

10:00 Break

10:15 Preconception counseling and care

11:15 Management of existing diabetes complications

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Care and education during pregnancy

1:30 Nutrition, exercise, stress management

2:00 Insulin therapy

2:15 Blood glucose monitoring

2:30 Labor, birth, and postpartum

3:00 Gestational diabetes

3:30 Nursing care for infants of diabetic mothers

4:15 Questions and Answers/Evaluations

Contact Hours: Maurenne Griese, RNC, BSN has applied for continuing education credit by the Kansas State Board Of Nursing, for 7 contact hours, applicable for RN and LPN relicensure. Application at this writing is pending.

How to Register: Send a completed registration form with payment (check or money order, payable to Diabetes Consulting Services to: Diabetes Care Conferences, 5627 Elbo Ridge Drive, Manhattan, KS 66502-8815.

Cost: $35 Advance Registration, $45 at the Door . Cost includes handouts and continuing education credit. Method of payment includes checks or money orders and should be made payable to Diabetes Consulting Services. By registering in advance, you ensure your spot in a class and will receive your course certificate the day of the course.

Cancellation: Inclement weather or courses with less than 10 registrants may be subject a course to cancellation. In the event of a cancellation, a full refund will be provided and registered participants will be notified in advance.

Questions?: Contact Maurenne Griese, Course Coordinator at 785-539-1996 or e-mail


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Mail form and registration fee to: Diabetes Care Conferences, 5627 Elbo Ridge Drive, Manhattan, KS 66502.

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