Welcome to DF, Wanda.
Interesting what you say about being told you were at no higher risk than the general population for developing T2. I had gestational diabetes 22 years ago and controlled my bg with diet alone through that pregnancy and was told that I was definitely at higher risk to develop T2 later and that I probably would. I was diagnosed prediabetic around 10 years ago and have probably been diabetic for at least 5 years, maybe more, but only diagnosed 1.5 years ago.
Anyway, welcome to the forum.