Type 2 Diabetes Change Package


GDM is a type of diabetes that develops only during pregnancy but did you know that gestational diabetes does not go away after you have your baby? There are long-term health risks that may start or continue after you give birth, like getting type 2 diabetes. One in three Americans are at risk for getting type 2 diabetes?  If you are a mom that had GDM during your pregnancy, your risk is higher. More than 50% of moms that had GDM will get type 2 diabetes within 10 years of delivery.  And it’s not just moms that are at risk, babies born to moms with GDM also have more health risks like childhood obesity and getting type 2 diabetes as an adult. There are steps you can take to help lower your risk of getting Type 2 Diabetes, read below and check out the consumer resource in the pink box to learn more!

Download the Type 2 Diabetes Change Package


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Patient Resources

Patient Resources Includes:

  • Education on risk of developing T2DM
  • Information on association between GDM and T2DM
  • Best exercises to try after pregnancy and other lifestyle changes
  • Nutrition and dietary guidelines
  • Guidelines for getting tested for type 2 diabetes and how often you should get re-tested

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Type 2 Diabetes is serious and can cause you to have many problems with your heart, eyes, kidneys, or dental problems, just to name a few. You need to know if you have Type 2 Diabetes so you can take care of yourself and be healthy to take care of your new baby! Please ask your healthcare provider to give you a test after you delivery your baby to see if you have Type 2 Diabetes, and get retested every 1 to 3 years.

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