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Can you die from gestational diabetes?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Danae Steele
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: No!
No! gestational diabetes goes away after your baby is delivered.
Having gestational diabetes does increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes down the road, but you can reduce that risk by maintaining a normal weight, limiting simple carbohydrates (sugar, white flour) in your diet, and exercising regularly.

In brief: No!
No! gestational diabetes goes away after your baby is delivered.
Having gestational diabetes does increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes down the road, but you can reduce that risk by maintaining a normal weight, limiting simple carbohydrates (sugar, white flour) in your diet, and exercising regularly.
Dr. Danae Steele
Dr. Danae Steele
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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine
In brief: If really bad
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. This situation also predisposes to eclampsia.

In brief: If really bad
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. This situation also predisposes to eclampsia.
Dr. Michael Rothman
Dr. Michael Rothman
Thank
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