Gestational diabetes is high blood sugar (glucose) that develops during pregnancy and usually disappears after giving birth.
However this increases your risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes and can happen at any stage of the pregnancy.
Watch the short video below for tips and information about Gestational Diabetes:
More information on this condition is available on the NHS website.
Bedfordshire and Luton
In Bedfordshire and Luton we also offer ongoing management for Post Gestational Diabetes care. This is a combination of self-referral to Diabetes Prevention education and an annual check up for women who have had Gestational Diabetes. Please speak to your GP/Practice nurse for further information.
For more information and self-referral to our Diabetes Prevention Programme, please visit https://preventing-diabetes.co.uk/referrers/bedfordshire-luton-milton-keynes.
Gestational diabetes care is available in Milton Keynes through referral by your GP/Practice Nurse.
You can also self-refer to the Diabetes Prevention Programme, more information is available at: https://preventing-diabetes.co.uk/referrers/bedfordshire-luton-milton-keynes