I have gestational diabetes and am concerned about applying for life insurance after the pregnancy and going through the medical underwriting. Even though it typically does go away after pregnancy I would imagine that premiums will be higher. Has anyone heard any guidelines for how long to wait? I asked my doctor and he said that labs such as cholesterol may even be off for up to a year after pregnancy, though I have never had a problem with cholesterol. I would prefer not to go without life insurance for a year. Any thoughts?