Type 2 Diabetes Resources

Did you know that gestational diabetes does not go away after you have your baby? It can cause you to get Type 2 Diabetes. There are some things that you can do 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!

Breastfeeding your baby is good for you and for your baby. Breastfeeding can help you to lose weight after you have your baby and keep your blood sugar low. It can also keep your baby healthy in a lot of ways, and lowering their risk for:

Getting sick, such as getting a cold or fever

Stomach or breathing problems

Being overweight

Getting Type 2 Diabetes

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

Losing "baby" weight can be hard now that you have a new baby to take care of, but it helps you in the long run. If you think that you want to have another baby, it can also keep you healthier for a better pregnancy next time.

Mom with newborn baby

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 doctor 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.