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Whatt are longterm consequences of having gestational diabetes?
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Develop type 2 DM
Gestational dm usually goes away after pregnancy but you are at risk for developing diabetes again in subsequent pregnancies.
The risk is as high as 66%. People with gestational dm are also more likely to develop permanent type 2 diabetes. Data from the nih estimate this risk to be 7 times more than women who did not get gestational dm. The good news is with diet/exercise, you can lower this risk.

In brief: Develop type 2 DM
Gestational dm usually goes away after pregnancy but you are at risk for developing diabetes again in subsequent pregnancies.
The risk is as high as 66%. People with gestational dm are also more likely to develop permanent type 2 diabetes. Data from the nih estimate this risk to be 7 times more than women who did not get gestational dm. The good news is with diet/exercise, you can lower this risk.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine
In brief: Full blown diabetes
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. A no sugar, low carb diet will reduce your chances.

In brief: Full blown diabetes
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. A no sugar, low carb diet will reduce your chances.
Dr. Michael Rothman
Dr. Michael Rothman
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