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Can gestational diabetes cause my child to have diabetes?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

There is a lot of evidence to suggest that a baby exposed to high blood sugars in utero is at higher risk to develop type 2 diabetes in later childhood-adulthood.
It's important for such children to have healthy lifestyles because becoming overweight or obese increases their risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

In brief: Yes

There is a lot of evidence to suggest that a baby exposed to high blood sugars in utero is at higher risk to develop type 2 diabetes in later childhood-adulthood.
It's important for such children to have healthy lifestyles because becoming overweight or obese increases their risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Your pregnancy associated diabetes can cause transient problems with your newborn but has no influence on their risk of childhood diabetes newborns may have low blood sugar in the hours right after birth.
The baby may need IV sugar untill their own system figures it out . This is caused by baby making extra Insulin to handle what your body sends across. Good pregnancy control limits babies problems.

In brief: No

Your pregnancy associated diabetes can cause transient problems with your newborn but has no influence on their risk of childhood diabetes newborns may have low blood sugar in the hours right after birth.
The baby may need IV sugar untill their own system figures it out . This is caused by baby making extra Insulin to handle what your body sends across. Good pregnancy control limits babies problems.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

There have been some association that maternal gestational diabetes will increase the risk of developing diabetes later in life because the genetics and also the diabetic enviroment in which the baby developed.

In brief: Yes

There have been some association that maternal gestational diabetes will increase the risk of developing diabetes later in life because the genetics and also the diabetic enviroment in which the baby developed.
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
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