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If you get it while you are pregnant does it go after you have had the baby


Posted anonymously, 8th December 2016


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  • Thank you to all
    Of you have taken the time to answer my question about diebeties


  • Yep, it goes as soon as you give birth to your placenta, but you do have to test your sugars for 24 hours after birth just to check your levels have gone back to normal and then have to have regular type 2 check up to check that you haven’t/don’t get that


  • It usually goes after bub is born. Your Dr will no doubt keep an eye on things for you


  • Usually, but its also a great time to address any lifestyle changes that will help too.


  • It should go after bub is born. With mine they did a prick test 24 hrs after bub was born to check my levels had returned to normal and they had. I was told it usually disappears after the first 24-48 hours. Good luck


  • GDM is merely a risk factor for future diabetes. In most cases it goes away. But you will probably be at risk for future pregnancies too. Good luck!


  • Yes I had gestational diabetes with my daughter. It went away afterwards but I still get regularly checked as it makes you more susceptible to getting diabetes later on.


  • They will re test your blood glucose 6 weeks after delivery, gestational diabetes is a risk factor for developing type two diabetes but gestational diabetes is limited to pregnancy.


  • Thank you to all who posted an answer to my question.


  • I had gestational diabetes when I was having my second child and was told it would go after the birth – it did. However I was warned by my obstetrician that it was an indicator of developing Diabetes 2 when I got older and that it was never too soon to start looking after myself in view of this fact.
    This indicator quite often runs in families.
    I am now 68 years old and have been told I am pre-diabetic so I have upped my exercise and walk most days and swim when I can. I have also cut out all heavily manufactured packaged foods and eat fresh and home grown as much of the time as possible. I also try and do relaxation exercises or meditate as stress doesn’t help with this condition.
    I wish I had been a lot more mindful of what I put in my mouth when I was younger but life was so busy with family that I always put off looking after myself as much a I should. Now am am more careful and hoping I haven’t left it too late to stop from going to pre-diabetic to full blown diabetes.


  • I havent heard of anyone who has had GD after birth. Its usually a pregnancy thing. When i was pregnant and being tested for GD i did ask the OB and he said no. It goes away when the pregnancy ends.


  • Sadly, no you can’t get “rid of your gestational diabetes” while you are still pregnant. Once you have had your Bub it should subside. I had no issues once my Bub was born.


  • My sister in law had that with her pregnancies and was monitored by her doctor. Once she had the baby her health was back to normal . Just talk to your doctor with any concerns as they are the best people to help you .


  • Gestational Diabetes can and generally does go away after you have your baby. It happens more often than anyone realises and is quite scary if it happens to you. The only thing I really want to let you know is that it can be an indicator of Type 2 diabetes when you get older. But I never met one mum were it never went away after having their baby. I myself have Type 1 Diabetes, I met a lot of mum’s when I was having my children, who were in the same boat with the gestational type. Ask lots of questions about what it means, really educate yourself and hopefully this will be the only time you have to worry about it.


  • Mine went away after the babies was born, so did my DIL too.


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