Gestational diabetes: Caring for yourself and your baby booklet This booklet provides comprehensive information about gestational diabetes, its management and where to get information and support. It is sent to every woman diagnosed with gestational diabetes when registering with the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS). The NDSS is an Australia Government Initiative administered by Diabetes Australia. ndss.com.au/caring-for- yourself-and-your-baby.
Life after gestational diabetesbooklet
This booklet is designed to assist women who have had gestational diabetes, and their families to understand how to take steps to reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. It is sent to every woman diagnosed with gestational diabetes who is registered with the NDSS, after their baby is born. The NDSS is an Australia Government Initiative administered by Diabetes Australia. ndss.com.au/life-after- gestational-diabetes.
Having a healthy baby is for women with diabetes who are planning a pregnancy now or in the future. It provides information on preparing for pregnancy, how to manage diabetes during pregnancy and once the baby is born. Separate booklets are available for women with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
These booklets have been adapted from the 2008 NDSS booklet 'Can I have a Healthy Baby?' The original booklet was jointly produced by Diabetes Australia-Victoria, the Australasian Diabetes In Pregnancy Society (ADIPS) and the Type 1 Diabetes Network. The revised booklets have been updated and written by the Expert Reference Group of the NDSS Diabetes in Pregnancy National Development Program and have been endorsed by ADIPS.
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Type 1 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes
Do you know someone who speaks a language other than English?
The NDSS provides several translated diabetes, written and audio-visual, resources in over 20 languages to help people with diabetes better manage their blood glucose levels and improve their health outcomes. Visit the NDSS website at www.ndss.com.au/languages