Life! after gestational diabetes

Improve your health for you and your family

As mothers, we all want to be healthy and have the energy to do the things we love. It may be keeping up with a young family or supporting our children to have the best start to life.

However, women with a history of gestational diabetes are up to eight times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes. This risk is highest in the first five years after the birth of your baby.

The good news is that the Life! program has been developed specifically to help busy mothers like you to significantly reduce this risk.

Life! is a completely FREE program that includes:

  • An initial health assessment and individual goal setting
  • A series of online group sessions delivered by a dietitian or exercise physiologist
  • Access to a range of resources and tools, including nutrition and exercise advice
  • Support and advice on sleep and stress management
  • Ongoing support and guidance from your group facilitator
  • Opportunity to connect with other mothers

Over 75,000 Victorians have joined the Life! program, will you be next?

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This program is also available in Vietnamese. Tham khảo thêm thông tin về chương trình Life! tiểu đường sau thai kỳ bằng Tiếng Việt.

The Life! program is funded by the Victorian Government and managed by Diabetes Victoria.

We would like to acknowledge those involved in producing the content and evaluation for the Life! GDM pilot program:

Life! GDM working group members:

  • Dr Siew Lim, Senior Research Fellow, Health Systems and Equity, Eastern Health Clinical School, Monash University
  • Dr Elizabeth Holmes -Truscott, Senior Research Fellow, The Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes*
  • Dr Kim Way, Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Deakin University
  • Professor Timothy Skinner, Honorary Professorial Fellow, The Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes*
  • Dr Bei Bei, Associate Professor, Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health, Monash University
  • *The Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes is a partnership between Diabetes Victoria and Deakin University.

Explore the benefits

Energise your life!

Lower health risks and experience boosted energy and mood.

Personalised guidance

Receive tailored support from qualified health professionals.

Cost free program

The program is free for eligible participants.

Premier prevention program

Join the Australia’s leading health initiative for prevention and wellness.

Join a thriving community

Be part of over 75,000 success stories on the path to better health.

Accessible Statewide

Delivered Victoria wide via group courses and telephone health coaching.

  • A Life! program success story

    This program is amazing. It really helped me much more than I expected.

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