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Gestational Diabetes & Post Gestational Diabetes Care

Gestational diabetes is high blood sugar (glucose) that develops during pregnancy and usually disappears after giving birth. however increases your risk of developing Type 2  Diabetes It can happen at any stage of pregnancy. For all necessary information and care about yourself and your baby please speak to your midwife.

General information on this condition and Who’s at risk of gestational diabetes click the following link https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/gestational-diabetes/ or for further information on what is gestational diabetes? visit  Diabetes UK and click the following link https://www.diabetes.org.uk/diabetes-the-basics/gestational-diabetes.

In Bedfordshire we also offer ongoing management for Post Gestational Diabetes care. This is a combination of self-referral to Diabetes Prevention education and annual check up to women who had Gestational Diabetes. Please speak to your GP / Practice nurse for further information. For more information and self-referral to our Diabetes Prevention Programme please visit https://preventing-diabetes.co.uk/referrers/bedfordshire-luton-milton-keynes