Hello! I'm new to this forum so please bear with me. I'm wanting to connect with mums who had gestational diabetes during pregnancy and the diabetes didn't "go away" immediately after birth of their baby. A little background... I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes at 28 weeks (first pregnancy). Healthy baby was born at 3.17kg at 40wks+6 and my GD was managed with diet and exercise. Having no family history with anyone who has type 2, a normal BMI and normal hba1c (pre and post pregnancy), I was told by everyone that I don't have to worry and that the glucose intolerance would go away once baby is born. 6 weeks post partum, I went back to take the GTT and had results at the 2hr mark that puts me in the "diabetic" range. That said, my hba1c and fasting glucose are both in the normal non-diabetic range, so they are calling me "prediabetic" for now. I am currently waiting to meet with an endocrinologist to get a 2nd opinion as my primary care physician didn't seem overly concerned and just told me not to bother testing my sugars and just do another hba1c in 6 months. I have been having a really hard time coming to terms with this and given everything that comes with becoming a new mum, losing the freedom to eat whatever I want and the daunting thoughts that come with whether or not I will be living long enough (without complications) to see my son grow up, it has put me in a rather depressive state with a lot of anxiety. I don't have more weight to lose (otherwise I'd be underweight) and I often wonder if I will eventually be insulin dependent, given I am receiving this diagnosis at the age of 33. I am trying my best to be extremely strict with my diet (not that I was eating unhealthily before) but I do get very emotional and sad when I see family being able to have sushi, a bowl of pasta, or that piece of chocolate without a second thought. I often find myself feeling extremely guilty these days when I have things like fruit or a slice of bread even though I know I can technically have foods in moderation. Food has been a huge passion and love of mine and I feel like that has been ripped from me overnight with this new reality. Anyway, that's a bit of an essay. Would love to connect with other moms as it's been a challenge to find others in a similar circumstance. Thanks!