November 19, 2013Text4Baby Tuesday -
During American Diabetes Month, Text4baby encourages expecting and new moms to make simple, but important lifestyle changes to improve their health - particularly if they have diabetes or are at risk for the disease. Women with a history of gestational diabetes have a 35 to 60 percent chance of developing diabetes again within 10 to 20 years after the birth of their child. The child also has increased risk for obesity and type 2 diabetes.
Text4baby messages inform mothers about gestational diabetes and ways to manage the disease. Encourage women to sign up for Text4baby - information like this helps to keep moms and babies healthy.
Diabetes can happen for the 1st time in pregnancy. You may be tested at 24-28 weeks. Your Dr. can help you control it. Diabetes info:text4b.org/043.