This page is a brief Gestational Diabetes Overview. I decided to put it together to help newly diagnosed mums make sense of their diagnosis, after my own diagnosis and initial struggle to find helpful advice. As well as a Gestational Diabetes overview, I also offer some advice how you can help yourself manage your Diabetes and quash a few misconceptions associated with it too!
Gestational Diabetes will affect around 5% of UK pregnancies. Once diagnosed there are so many misconceptions within society, these women end up feeling guilty. Thinking somehow, they have caused it to themselves. Support from the NHS OK, but hindered by offering advice based upon Type 2 Diabetes (a low fat diet due to the link with obesity). Gestational Diabetes, is hormone driven. Most women will struggle to follow type 2 dietary advice, due to the fluctuations of their hormone levels during pregnancy.