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What are the predisposing factors in gestational diabetes mellitus?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice

In brief: Several

1. Family history 2.
Obesity 3. Decreased physical activity 4. Nonwhite races, native americans, hispanics, african american, asian more prone for gestational diabetes.

In brief: Several

1. Family history 2.
Obesity 3. Decreased physical activity 4. Nonwhite races, native americans, hispanics, african american, asian more prone for gestational diabetes.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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Dr. Michael Carson
Internal Medicine

In brief: Weight/Genetics

Diabetes often runs in families, and 70% of women with gestational diabetes will get diabetes later in life.
Major risks include obesity (body mass index >30), older maternal age, past history of gestational diabetes, and ethnicity (african americans, native americans, south asia/india, hispanic, pacific islanders, and some from the caribbean). Be sure to get re-tested 6-12 weeks after delivery.

In brief: Weight/Genetics

Diabetes often runs in families, and 70% of women with gestational diabetes will get diabetes later in life.
Major risks include obesity (body mass index >30), older maternal age, past history of gestational diabetes, and ethnicity (african americans, native americans, south asia/india, hispanic, pacific islanders, and some from the caribbean). Be sure to get re-tested 6-12 weeks after delivery.
Dr. Michael Carson
Dr. Michael Carson
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