Rural PREP Grand Rounds: Gestational Diabetes Diagnosis and Management with a Rural Twist

Thursday, April 26, 2018
10: 00 – 11:00 am (PDT)
11:00 am (MDT)
12:00 pm (CDT)
1:00 pm (EDT)

Robert Gobbo MD
Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital, Hood River, OR


Gestational diabetes (GDM) is a common pregnancy related complication that can have adverse outcomes. Rural clinicians will require some advanced understanding and efficient systems for management, consultation and possibly transfer of care. However, with improved knowledge, understanding and high-quality care, patients in rural communities can receive the vast majority of their care locally with excellent outcomes.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  1. Provide a brief overview of the diagnosis of GDM and its management, including controversies regarding the treatment of gestational diabetes
  2. Apply evidence-based and validated management guidelines to the care of patients in rural communities
  3. Refer and co-manage those patients for whom all care cannot be provided within the resources of their community

Pre-Session Review Content

Prior to the April Grand Rounds event, participants will:

  1. Read Andrew Garrison’s (2015) article, titled “Screening, Diagnosis, and Management of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus”
  2. Read ACOG Practice Bulletin (2017) article, titled “Clinical Management Guidelines for Obstetrician–Gynecologists – Gestational Diabetes”

Pre-Session Activity

After reviewing the pre-session content, participants should print and answer the pre-session readiness questions below.