Gestational diabetes usually goes away after pregnancy. However, once you’ve had gestational diabetes, your chances are much higher that it will re-occur in future pregnancies. Gestational diabetes also puts you at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes years later.
The National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) is a year-long evidence based lifestyle change program that can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by 58%. Women with a history of type 2 diabetes are eligible for the National DPP to help prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes.
For more information on gestational diabetes, visit:
American Diabetes Association: Gestational Diabetes
Exploring Why Gestational Diabetes Leads to Type 2
What I need to know about Gestational Diabetes