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Will I develop type 2 diabetes if I had gestational diabetes?

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There is no certainty that you will get type 2 diabetes if you had gestational diabetes. However, women diagnosed with gestational diabetes have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life. 

Gestational diabetes develops in women who cannot overcome the insulin resistance that arises during pregnancy. Usually, this condition goes away after the baby is born. But the risk of developing type 2 diabetes stays.

You can lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes if you have gestational diabetes by:

  • Exercising regularly and keeping your weight and BMI in a healthy range
  • Eating good diet that includes vegetables, fruits, fruits, and proteins. Limit intake of sugary foods and drinks at much as possible.

If you plan to have another baby in future, consult your doctor for any lifestyle changes so that you don’t develop gestational diabetes again during your pregnancy.  

 

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