NIDDK Health Information News
This year’s National Diabetes Month theme is Promoting Health After Gestational Diabetes.
It is estimated that about half of women who had gestational diabetes go on to develop type 2 diabetes.1 That’s why it’s important for a woman with a history of gestational diabetes to understand her increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes in the future.
The NIDDK encourages you to share important messages on this topic and has created a National Diabetes Month toolkit. An informational flyer, sample social media messages, and downloadable content are available online, at no cost. Feel free to use these materials in your community outreach efforts.
Thanks in advance for sharing important information about staying healthy after gestational diabetes!
1 Gestational diabetes. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/
basics/gestational.html. Updated July 25, 2017. Accessed August 28, 2018.