I was diagnosed, last week, at week 37 with gestational diabetes. Thing is although they say it usually goes away after delivery I am not confident. My parents were both diabetic - and at this moment in time my mother is in hospital and had an arterial bypass in her leg and and amputation of all toes on left foot due to an infection and not seeking medical help with her condition for many many years. My brother is also diabetic (all type 2) and in recent months has been told he has damage to his retina due to the condition. I'm very vulnerable to this condition and I feel mixed emotions about the diagnosis. That it means giving up any foods that don't taste bland as hell! That I'll have to give up many of the foods and drinks I like. But I also do not want to end up like my mother is. I am pretty sure that I have not been picked up before on this because lets face it, it's not hard to pass a simple blood test - just avoid sugar till its over! But I failed the glucose tolerance test. I know that they will do the glucose test again 6 weeks after delivery. So my question I guess is, is there any way to make sure the condition does go away after delivery? How can I make sure I pass that test? I feel that I am very limited at the moment because I am now just 2 weeks before my due date. Dieting and trying to loose weight is not really an option and it's sore to walk, let alone exercise... And after baby is born the focus is on him... how to get fit & strong enough to ensure I do not actually become diabetic after, whilst at the same time coping with the demands of being a new parent, and baring in mind possible heeling time after giving birth. Or is it a case of it's inevitable I will fail the next test and be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes?