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Life After Gestational Diabetes

In most cases Gestational Diabetes will go away after pregnancy, but a woman who has had Gestational Diabetes is at higher risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes at a later stage. With some lifestyle changes it is possible to reduce this risk. This video tells you what to expect after the birth of the baby.

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Will Gestational Diabetes go away after I've had my baby?

Can I do anything to reduce the risks?

Will Gestational diabetes go away after I've had my baby?

In most cases diabetes goes away after delivery, but you will be checked by healthcare professionals to ensure that this is the case. In some cases pregnancy may have unmasked another type of diabetes.

Can I do anything to reduce the risks?

You can help reduce the risks of developing Type 2 Diabetes by making some simple changes in your lifestyle. We have some tips on how to integrate these changes into life with a new baby.

Interactive Quiz

Take this quiz to find out how much you know about reducing your risks of developing Type 2 diabetes in later life.