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Help please! is controlled gestational diabetes less likely to become type ii?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 42 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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Dr. Alison Stuebe
21 years experience
Probably...: ... But to reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes, you'll need to continue to eat a healthy diet after your baby's birth. Women who eat a healthy diet, lose weight, and breastfeed their babies reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
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