Nutrition after gestational diabetes

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Nutrition after gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes is a common complication of pregnancy, affecting up to 9.2% of women who are pregnant. Mothers who develop diabetes in pregnancy are seven times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes later in life, and have a 30% to 50% higher risk of diabetes in a later pregnancy. However, making lifestyle and dietary changes, as well as breastfeeding your baby, may significantly improve your health after giving birth. Let’s take a closer look at what the research tells us about reducing risk of developing diabetes after gestational diabetes.

Taking care of ourselves can be challenging after having a baby. We put our children first, as we should, but we must remember we are important too! Modeling healthy behaviors such as eating nutritious foods and staying active can help you achieve your health goals while showing our kids that caring about health is important. For more information talk with your doctor or dietitian about a personalized plan after gestational diabetes.

About the author: Jennifer is a dietitian passionate about connecting good nutrition with tasty food. She runs a private practice, Nourish for Life, where she works with new moms and parents of young children to help them eat well and have a healthy relationship with food. She is a mom of one tiny human and two fur-babies, and loves creating yummy new recipes in her free time.


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