November marks National Diabetes Awareness Month, and this year, it spotlights gestational diabetes.
Did you know that gestational diabetes brings an increased risk to developing type 2 diabetes? According to the CDC, 2%-10% of all pregnancies in the United States are affected by gestational diabetes, and nearly 50% of women who develop gestational diabetes go on to develop type 2 diabetes. And there’s more risk than to just the mother – a pregnancy effected by gestational diabetes also gives the child a lifetime risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
According to a recent Lightspeed Health survey among US and UK women diagnosed with gestational diabetes, 76% of mothers’ blood sugar returned to normal after pregnancy. What else did they have to say about their experiences? See our infographic below and contact us for the full data set.
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