Promoting Health After Gestational Diabetes
[Food & Nutrition 11/28/18] November is National Diabetes Month, a month dedicated to raising awareness about diabetes and the impact it has on people.
The National Diabetes Month 2018 theme is about promoting health after gestational diabetes.
Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy. Usually the diabetes goes away after you deliver the baby. However, the mother is at increased risk for developing Type 2 diabetes within five to 10 years. In fact, around 50 percent of all mothers who had gestational diabetes go on to develop Type 2 diabetes. Not only is the mother affected; the baby that is born is also at increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes in life.
How to Promote Health After Gestational Diabetes
If you have had gestational diabetes, what can you do to lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes?
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) has four key messages for women who have had gestational diabetes……….
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