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Does having gestational diabetes mean I will have it in later pregnancies?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
41 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Generally speaking if you have had gestational diabetes in one pregnancy your risk for having it in subsequent pregnancies is increased unless you take certain steps.
If you eat very healthy, exercise, and maintain you ideal body weight you will reduce your chances of developing gestational diabetes as well as type ii diabetes in the future.

In brief: Yes

Generally speaking if you have had gestational diabetes in one pregnancy your risk for having it in subsequent pregnancies is increased unless you take certain steps.
If you eat very healthy, exercise, and maintain you ideal body weight you will reduce your chances of developing gestational diabetes as well as type ii diabetes in the future.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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2 comments
Dr. Myra Skluth
There is also a 50% chance of developing diabetes during your lifetime.
Dr. William Harris
So, because of the extra risk of diabetes later in life, work your booty off to lose weight back to a proper BMI, eat a low carb diet, exercise regularly, and become religious about controlling every possible diabetes risk factor so you don't get it!
Dr. Arold Augustin
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Diabetes

Unfortunately, the odds are against you, probably up to 70% depending on your ethnicity; native americans having the highest burden.

In brief: Diabetes

Unfortunately, the odds are against you, probably up to 70% depending on your ethnicity; native americans having the highest burden.
Dr. Arold Augustin
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Dr. Trachella Johnson foy
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Higher risk

So again- you are at increased risk- but it doesn't mean that you will absolutely get it.
Stay focused on a healthy lifestyle and for you minimizing carbs (pasta potatoes, bread, rice grits etc) can help decrease likelihood of recurrence of gestational diabetes- or progression to diabetes.

In brief: Higher risk

So again- you are at increased risk- but it doesn't mean that you will absolutely get it.
Stay focused on a healthy lifestyle and for you minimizing carbs (pasta potatoes, bread, rice grits etc) can help decrease likelihood of recurrence of gestational diabetes- or progression to diabetes.
Dr. Trachella Johnson foy
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Dr. David Geffner
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

And eventually, depending on your race you may develop type 2 diabetes.

In brief: Yes

And eventually, depending on your race you may develop type 2 diabetes.
Dr. David Geffner
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