Gestational Diabetes: A Chance to Stop Type 2

Over half of women diagnosed with gestational diabetes around the world will develop type 2 diabetes within the next decade. In the Fall 2015 issue of Diabetic Living, Hope writes about how the “birth of your baby doesn’t signify the end of diabetes—in fact, it’s just the beginning. But awareness and preventive measures can deliver a healthy future for you and your child.”

November 23, 2011

Gestational Diabetes: It’s Time to Wave the Warning Flag

obese pregnant woman

  • Are you or a loved one at risk of having diabetes during pregnancy?
  • Have you or a loved one had gestational diabetes?
  • Are you overweight, thinking of becoming pregnant and have a family history of type 2 diabetes?

Gestational diabetes (diabetes that occurs during pregnancy) is on a steep uptick. CDC estimates that a rapid climb is about to occur from about 7% of pregnancies to about 18% - or one in seven pregnancies (1).

Why is GDM, as it’s often referred, on such a rapid rise?