From RCGP Brian McMillan et al
Reducing risk of type 2 diabetes after gestational diabetes: a qualitative study to explore the potential of technology in primary care.
Although women who have experienced gestational diabetes have are seven times more likely to develop type two diabetes than other pregnant women, there is as yet no formal testing arrangement in primary care.
These women may benefit from annual Hbaic and ongoing dietary and advice on weight management.
If these women have a HbA1c of more than 42 they can become eligible for the National Diabetes Prevention Programme. Otherwise not.
Women in this situation were interviewed and told researchers that they would welcome advice regarding diet and the help of other women in the same situation. They said they would value technology to give them the information to enable personalised self management.