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:
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.
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