Phone your healthcare team on the numbers provided
Diabetes UK helpline 0345 123 2399*, Monday–Friday, 9am–7pm.
Tommy’s pregnancyline 0800 0147 800 Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Diabetes uk - http://www.diabetes.org.uk/How_we_help/Talk-to-someone/
Diabetes.co.uk forum - www.diabetes.co.uk
For most women, glucose levels return to normal the moment the baby is born, when your hormones return to their natural levels, and you will stop any treatment immediately.
Today, for women with gestational diabetes, the emphasis is on trying to keep the birth as normal as possible unless there is a particular reason to do things differently.
Some women can control their glucose levels through diet and exercise alone but the majority will need to take tablets or injections to help control it.
Once you have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes, your pregnancy care will change. This is to make sure that everything is done to reduce the risk of any harm to you and your baby.
If you have gestational diabetes, you will have been told that gestational diabetes holds risks to the mother and baby, but women tell us they are not always clear exactly what those risks are.
Women with gestational diabetes often do not have any symptoms at all, and this is why women are all monitored for it by routine checks in pregnancy.