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Your health after gestational diabetes

Staying healthy after pregnancy is important, for you and your family. All women who have had gestational diabetes have an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, but there are steps you can take to reduce your risk.  

This page has information on the steps you can take, the support available and the follow-up diabetes checks you need to stay healthy, now, and in the future. Watch our short animation to find out more. You can also watch in other languages (Arabic, Bengali, Chinese simplified, Chinese traditional, Hindi, Nepali, Punjabi, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese). 

Diabetes Australia acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of this Country. We recognise their connection to land, waters, winds and culture. We pay the upmost respect to them, their cultures and to their Elders, past and present. We are committed to improving health outcomes for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people affected by diabetes and those at risk.

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