Tia Mowry gets honest about coping with gestational diabetes after giving birth
Tia Mowry has assured her fans she is keeping her health in check.
The 40-year-old actress took to Instagram to reveal her active lifestyle, posting a video of herself doing exercise on her front porch.
"After being diagnosed with gestational diabetes, I was lost for words," she captioned the video, which has amassed more than 500,000 views.
She continued: "Never ever did I this, THIS could happen to me. Most of the time, doctors say it will go away after birth, however, it does put you at a higher risk for diabetes later in life. Time to get back on track. Making healthy choices and moving."
The Instant Mom actress suffered from gestational diabetes while pregnant with her second child this year.
Gestational diabetes affects two to 10 percent of pregnancies in the United States each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Protection.
It is a type of diabetes that happens when the body cannot produce enough insulin during pregnancy.
Those who develop gestational diabetes have a high risk of eventually developing type 2 diabetes.
According to the American Diabetes Association, about 67 percent of those who experience gestational diabetes will develop it again during future pregnancies.
Mowry is committed to keeping herself healthy, based on her latest Instagram video. The actress shares two children with actor Cory Hardrict.
They are parents to a seven-year-old son, Cree, and a two-month-old daughter, Cairo.
Her fans flooded her Instagram with messages of love and support.
"You got this!" wrote @ashley_jadell.
"I know being diagnosed with something to that degree must have been so nerve wrecking. It's so amazing to watch you to continue to be so strong and most importantly you were able to deliver a happy healthy baby. I'm truly grateful for your success thru such a complicated time and this and your live videos are so motivational and inspirational. Stay great. Stay strong," commented @bleusweetzzz.
Another fan shared a similar experience.
"My mom had the same when she was pregnant with me and that was over three decades ago. Hers didn't go away but she's living her best life. Never got it because of it, never felt deprived because of it, and at 63, she looks like a 40 year old. You got this, babe," wrote @jeweliciousinc.