A 43-year-old member asked:
Help please! is controlled gestational diabetes less likely to become type ii?
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Endocrinology 41 years experience
There is an: Approximately 30-60% chance of developing type 2 diabetes later in life if you have gestational diabetes. You can decrease the risk by diet, exercise and weight loss after your pregnancy has been completed. Check w/your diabetes care team for more info.
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
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Last updated Oct 4, 2016
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