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Gestational Diabetes

Did you know that if you have previously been diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes, you are at an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes?


Approximately 1 in 2 women who have had Gestational Diabetes will go on to develop Type 2 diabetes within the next 5-10 years. The good news is that there are lots of small changes you can make to prevent diabetes from developing in the first place.

If you have a history of Gestational Diabetes, you may be eligible for your local Healthier You service once you have had your post-natal check at your GP. This programme will help you take control of your health by supporting you to make changes to your lifestyle, diet and physical activity; all designed to reduce your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Remember you are not alone so it is important to ask for support.

You may be eligible for your local Healthier You service if you meet the following criteria:

  • Aged 18 years and over, up to and including 80 years old
  • Not pregnant
  • Do not have Type 2 diabetes
  • Have a previous history of Gestational Diabetes and ‘normoglycaemia’, defined as having an HbA1c lower than 42 mmol/mol or an FPG of less than 5.5 mmol/l within the last 12 months

How to join:

Once you receive your first blood test post-partum, please ask your GP or nurse to consider referring you onto your local Healthier You service.

For more information please contact us at: info@preventing-diabetes.co.uk or 0333 577 3010