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Are there any long term health risks or concerns for a child whose mother was a gestational diabetic?

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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Short term risks

The risks for a child of a gestational diabetic mother are short term. they include prematurity, large body size complicating delivery, low blood sugar in the newborn period, Gestational diabetes is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes.
Children of type 2 diabetics are at higher risk for developing it as well.

In brief: Short term risks

The risks for a child of a gestational diabetic mother are short term. they include prematurity, large body size complicating delivery, low blood sugar in the newborn period, Gestational diabetes is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes.
Children of type 2 diabetics are at higher risk for developing it as well.
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Increased risks for chilhood obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes and lipids problems.

In brief: Yes

Increased risks for chilhood obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes and lipids problems.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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