Gestational Diabetes: Diagnoses and Management with a Rural Twist


Original Presentation Date: 4/26/2018

Facilitator Lesson Plan

This team-based, active-learning event features Robert Gobbo, MD, the medical education program director at the Providence Hood River Family Medicine Rural Residency Program in 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:

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

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


Before your ALP Session
  1. Recruit your teams. Ideally, 4 teams of 3-5 participants.
  2. Schedule a room that can accommodate all your participants and AV to play the presentation.
  3. Distribute the Pre-Session link
  4. Download the Presentation Slide Deck.
  5. Review the Slide Deck. Be sure to look at the presenter notes.
During your ALP Session
  1. Arrange your participants into teams within the room.
  2. Facilitate your ALP session by following the prompts in the presenter notes of the Slide Deck.
  3. Facilitate general discussion with the full group. Go over any lingering thoughts.
  4. Evaluate the ALP materials on your experience.
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This product was supported by the Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under cooperative agreement #UH1HP29966. The information, conclusions and opinions expressed in this presentation are those of the authors and no endorsement by BHW, HRSA, or HHS is intended or should be inferred.