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Likelihood of GD going away after birth?

Discussion in 'Gestational Diabetes' started by Zaza83, Oct 30, 2018.

  1. Zaza83

    Zaza83 · Member

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    Hi,

    To those who had GD; did it go away after birth? Does changing your diet help in getting the GD to go away after birth?
     
  2. brassyblonde900

    brassyblonde900 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    For some people it does for others it doesn't
    GD is one of the lagging indicators that there is a metabolic dysregulation already present in the body.
    GD is a risk factor for going on to have T2DM diagnosis at some point.
    It does not hurt to change ones diet to a way of eating that will mean lower blood sugars in any case
     
  3. Yellredder

    Yellredder Type 2 · Active Member

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    Hi, I had GD eight years ago and it went away after birth. I have a HBA1C annually and this year I've been diagnosed with T2D. However our family does have a genetic predisposition to getting it in our 50s (I'm 50 next year). Fingers crossed it disappears for you!
     
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    Wump2000 · Newbie

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    Hi, I had GD with my first child 5 years ago and it went away straight after birth. Sadly just been diagnosed again after early test on this pregnancy.
     
  5. SimonCrox

    SimonCrox · Well-Known Member

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    In the UK population in the past, at 10 years, about 50% of ladies with GDM had progressed to diabetes, but more recently in the USA Hispanic population, it was 70% at 7 years.
    So some of the risk relates to your underlying risk of diabetes, as stated above, eg family history and ethnicity.
    Wise to do the lifestyle to avoid DM such as keeping weight down and 30 mins exercise 5 days per week which are well validated in several diabetes prevention programs for people with Impaired Glucose Tolerance (one type of pre-diabetes).
    Best wishes
     
    #5 SimonCrox, Jan 11, 2019 at 11:09 AM
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  6. Emma_369

    Emma_369 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I had GD almost 6yrs ago now with my only pregnancy. Was diagnosed T2D 4 months ago, age 33 although I do also have family history of diabetes in 30’s
     
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