Gestational Diabetes Mellitus and Client's Quality of Life: the Role of Continuing Education in Nurses' and Midwifes' Clinical Practice
Expectant mothers who have never had diabetes before in their life and experience elevated blood glucose levels during pregnancy are at risk of developing Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM). What triggers it? Does it harm the mother and the baby? Is continuing education part of a successful strategy to improve quality of care? GDM can be a source of anxiety for pregnant women. In order to relieve anxiety, knowledgeable nurses working hand in hand with other interdisciplinary staff can help to turn the concern into a healthy pregnancy for the mother to be and a healthy life for the newborn.