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Practical Tips to Making the Transition From Finger Sticks to Continuous Glucose Monitoring in All of Your Pregnant Patients

  • Authors: Ashley N. Battarbee, MD, MSCR; Nicole M. Ehrhardt, MD; Amy M. Valent, DO, MCR; Carol Levy, MD, CDCES
  • CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 2/24/2023
  • Valid for credit through: 2/24/2024
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for obstetricians and gynecologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and other clinicians managing diabetes in pregnancy.

The goal of this activity is for learners to be better able to use CGM to improve patient outcomes in diabetes and pregnancy.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Data supporting real-time continuous glucose monitoring (rtCGM) use in pregnant patients with different types of diabetes/hyperglycemia
  • Have greater competence related to
    • Use of rtCGM in maternal-fetal medicine practice
  • Demonstrate greater confidence in their ability to
    • Use data from rtCGM to improve the management of hyperglycemia in pregnant patients


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  • Ashley N. Battarbee, MD, MSCR

    Assistant Professor
    Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
    Assistant Director of OB Research
    Center for Women's Reproductive Health
    University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Birmingham, Alabama


    Ashley N. Battarbee, MD, MSCR, has no relevant financial relationships.


  • Amy M. Valent, DO, MCR

    Associate Professor
    Medical Director
    Diabetes and Pregnancy Program
    Program Director
    Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program
    Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
    Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Oregon Health & Science University
    Portland, Oregon


    Amy M. Valent, DO, MCR, has no relevant financial relationships.

  • Nicole M. Ehrhardt, MD

    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    University of Washington
    Diabetes Institute
    Seattle, Washington


    Nicole M. Ehrhardt, MD, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Consultant or advisor for: Dexcom; Novo Nordisk
    Research funding from: Dexcom; Merck & Co., Inc.; Novo Nordisk

Virtual Moderator

  • Carol Levy, MD, CDCES

    Professor of Medicine and Obstetrics
    Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
    Mount Sinai Diabetes Center and T1D Clinical Research
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    New York, New York


    Carol Levy, MD, CDCES, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Consultant or advisor for: Dexcom
    Research funding from: Abbott Diabetes (former); Dexcom; Insulet Corporation (former); Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc.


  • Anne G. Le, PharmD

    Senior Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC


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  • Stephanie Corder, ND, RN, CHCP

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC


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Practical Tips to Making the Transition From Finger Sticks to Continuous Glucose Monitoring in All of Your Pregnant Patients

Authors: Ashley N. Battarbee, MD, MSCR; Nicole M. Ehrhardt, MD; Amy M. Valent, DO, MCR; Carol Levy, MD, CDCESFaculty and Disclosures

CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 2/24/2023

Valid for credit through: 2/24/2024


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