If you had gestational diabetes when you were pregnant, you and your child have a lifelong risk for getting diabetes.
Because of your increased risk, it is very important that you be tested for diabetes:
- After your baby is born
- Every one to two years after delivery
What is gestational diabetes?
Gestational diabetes is similar to type 2 diabetes and occurs when your body cannot use blood sugar correctly during pregnancy.
Gestational diabetes usually has no symptoms and is often diagnosed through the blood work pregnant women have during weeks 24-28 of pregnancy.
Gestational diabetes is a red flag for your health. Call 225-231-5275 or email us for more information.