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Is gestational diabetes hereditary?

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Dr. James Chu
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, but partially

Gestational diabetes, which is often a precursor to type 2 diabetes, has a strong hereditary genetic component.
The tendency for the body to be insulin-resistant and insulin-deficient (leading to high sugars) are often transmitted in the genetic make-up. However, gestational diabetes is also strongly related to other non-hereditary factors like age, weight, physical activity levels, and diet habits.

In brief: Yes, but partially

Gestational diabetes, which is often a precursor to type 2 diabetes, has a strong hereditary genetic component.
The tendency for the body to be insulin-resistant and insulin-deficient (leading to high sugars) are often transmitted in the genetic make-up. However, gestational diabetes is also strongly related to other non-hereditary factors like age, weight, physical activity levels, and diet habits.
Dr. James Chu
Dr. James Chu
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Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine

In brief: Not really

Not really, but is kind of one of those "runs in the family" type problems.

In brief: Not really

Not really, but is kind of one of those "runs in the family" type problems.
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones
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