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Does being overweight mean i'll have gestational diabetes?

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Dr. Maureen Mays
Clinical Lipidology
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In brief: It could

Being overweight increases your chance of gestational diabetes, but it doesn't mean it's a "sure thing.
" if you're not pregnant yet, do your best to get in shape. If you're pregnant already, talk to your OB doctor and ask what you can do to prevent or minimize diabetes and risks to your baby.

In brief: It could

Being overweight increases your chance of gestational diabetes, but it doesn't mean it's a "sure thing.
" if you're not pregnant yet, do your best to get in shape. If you're pregnant already, talk to your OB doctor and ask what you can do to prevent or minimize diabetes and risks to your baby.
Dr. Maureen Mays
Dr. Maureen Mays
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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine

In brief: Not necessarily

Gestational diabetes is the result of excessive sugar and carbohydrate intake which causes high blood sugar levels, which then make your Insulin levels rise.
Plus the hormone changes in preg make prob worse. . Over time the chronically high Insulin levels lead to Insulin resistance and you will need to make higher and higher levels of insulin. You must improve your diet or you will end up with dm.

In brief: Not necessarily

Gestational diabetes is the result of excessive sugar and carbohydrate intake which causes high blood sugar levels, which then make your Insulin levels rise.
Plus the hormone changes in preg make prob worse. . Over time the chronically high Insulin levels lead to Insulin resistance and you will need to make higher and higher levels of insulin. You must improve your diet or you will end up with dm.
Dr. Michael Rothman
Dr. Michael Rothman
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