I’m pregnant and have gestational diabetes. Will it go away after birth?
Hello, I am a 27 years old female. I am 26 weeks pregnant and I have gestational diabetes. My question is will my gestational diabetes go away after giving birth or will I have diabetes even after giving birth? Thank you!!
@sophia-0 Hello, congratulations on your pregnancy!
Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that is first seen in a pregnant woman who did not have diabetes before she was pregnant. Some women have more than one pregnancy affected by gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes usually shows up in the middle of pregnancy. Take a test for diabetes 6 to 12 weeks after your baby is born, and then every 1 to 3 years. For most women with gestational diabetes, diabetes goes away soon after delivery. When it does not go away, the diabetes is called type 2 diabetes. Often gestational diabetes can be controlled through eating healthy foods and regular exercise. Sometimes a woman with gestational diabetes must also take insulin. It’s important for a woman who has had gestational diabetes to continue to exercise and eat a healthy diet after pregnancy to prevent or delay getting type 2 diabetes. She should also remind her doctor to check her blood sugar every 1 to 3 years.