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!