Getting By

One type of diabetes you may not see a lot about is gestational diabetes. With November being National Diabetes Month, this year the educational efforts are being focused on promoting health after gestational diabetes.

Gestational diabetes is diabetes that develops during pregnancy. Gestational diabetes typically goes away after the baby is born, however, the mother and the baby are at a greater risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes later in life. The statistics show that half of all women who had gestational diabetes go on to develop type 2 diabetes.

Eating and activity habits are contributing...