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How common is it for somebody to get gestational diabetes?

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Dr. Danae Steele
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Getting more common

Gestational diabetes is reported to happen to 2-10% of pregnant women, but the incidence is increasing in the U.
S. Because of the increasing obesity of americans, our relatively poor diets, and sedentary lifestyles.

In brief: Getting more common

Gestational diabetes is reported to happen to 2-10% of pregnant women, but the incidence is increasing in the U.
S. Because of the increasing obesity of americans, our relatively poor diets, and sedentary lifestyles.
Dr. Danae Steele
Dr. Danae Steele
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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine

In brief: Too common

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. You must improve your diet or you will end up with dm.

In brief: Too common

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. You must improve your diet or you will end up with dm.
Dr. Michael Rothman
Dr. Michael Rothman
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