- You have high risk of developing diabetes. Your doctor may be able to help you prevent diabetes -- or at least catch it early. From now on, you need to get a test for diabetes at least every three years. (Remind your doctor!) Diabetes must be well managed to help prevent serious health problems.
- You need to prepare carefully for any future pregnancies. Since you're more likely to have gestational diabetes in these pregnancies as well, you and your doctor can work to prevent, detect, and manage it as needed.
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Intermountain Healthcare answeredWithin the first three months after your baby is born, you'll be checked for diabetes. For most women, the condition disappears after delivery. However, if your diabetes has continued, you'll need treatment. And even if it goes away, you have good reason to stay in contact with your healthcare provider:
HealthyWomen answeredGestational diabetes almost always disappears after you deliver your baby, although your risk for developing diabetes later will then be increased. A very small percentage of women continue to have diabetes after delivery, so your blood sugar will be assessed two to six weeks after the birth to make sure your diabetes is gone.