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How is it that babies that are fat at birth get diabetic later?

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In brief: Not true

There is no correlation between a babies birth weight and development of diabetes.

In brief: Not true

There is no correlation between a babies birth weight and development of diabetes.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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Dr. Alvin Fried
Internal Medicine - Diabetology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe not

While many babies born to women who have diabetes are "fat", the birth of a large baby can happen for other reasons.
However, since a large baby usually means that there is diabetes in the family, both the mother and baby are at increased risk of developing diabetes.

In brief: Maybe not

While many babies born to women who have diabetes are "fat", the birth of a large baby can happen for other reasons.
However, since a large baby usually means that there is diabetes in the family, both the mother and baby are at increased risk of developing diabetes.
Dr. Alvin Fried
Dr. Alvin Fried
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