About seven out of every 100 pregnant women in the United States get gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes is diabetes that happens for the first time when a woman is pregnant. Most of the time, it goes away after the baby is born. However, it does increase the risk for the mother and child to develop type 2 diabetes.
November is National Diabetes Month and this year this national health observance is focusing on promoting health after gestational diabetes.
If diagnosed with gestational diabetes:
And if your organization wants to become involved in promoting health after gestational diabetes, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases has created an awareness toolkit complete with a downloadable flyer and social media messages that you can use all month long.
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