Post pregnancy

Gestational diabetes usually goes away by itself after your baby is born and you should be able to stop taking any gestational diabetes medication after childbirth. However, some women continue to have high blood glucose levels after delivery.

Before you’re discharged from hospital, they’ll test to make sure your blood glucose levels have returned to normal. To make sure your blood glucose levels remain stable, you will be advised to have an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) six to twelve weeks after your baby is born.

It is important not to forget, or avoid having these follow up tests as having gestational diabetes during pregnancy can increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes later.

If you notice any of the signs and symptoms of diabetes after your baby is born, it’s important to talk to your doctor immediately.

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