Gestational diabetes is a specific type of diabetes that only affects pregnant women. Now, gestational diabetes goes away after you...
Gestational diabetes is a specific type of diabetes that only affects pregnant women. Now, gestational diabetes goes away after you give birth but that doesn't mean you should ignore the fact that you had gestational diabetes. In fact this is a red flag that you may develop full-fledged Type 2 diabetes at some point after your pregnancy. Sadly, new research shows that very few, less than one in five women, have a diabetes test within six months of delivery. Basically, if you had gestational diabetes, you're more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes, so getting tested is very important. Based on the rising cases of Type 2 diabetes, the American Diabetes Association is recommending a change in how pregnant women are tested. If you experienced gestational diabetes, make sure that your health care provider stays on top of re-testing and looking at your risk factors, after you give birth. Learn about managing GDM, its impact on your future health, and what you can do to lower your risk for type 2 diabetes after you've had GDM in a CDC podcast. Watch this post-pregnancy diabetes video: *Source

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