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Can you tell me about gestational diabetes - general questions (not regarding diet/exercise)?

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Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience in Family Medicine
Gestational diabetes: Gestational diabetes is a risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes later in life. Gestational diabetes occurs because the placental hormone makes you less sensitive to insulin. Babies born after poorly controlled gestational diabetes often experience a reactive low blood sugar right after delivery. These babies tend to be large. That increases the risk for needing a c-section.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016

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