Who is at the risk of developing gestational diabetes?

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Who is more likely to develop gestational diabetes?
Women who are obese before pregnancy, those who have a family history of diabetes, those who have had gestational diabetes in a previous pregnancy, those who have delivered a baby weighing 4.5kg or more or those who are of Chinese, Asian, African-Caribbean or middle eastern origins are at greater risk of developing gestational diabetes.

Last Updated on May 5, 2023 by Team THIP

Pregnancy-related diabetes could pose serious risks to the mother and her baby. In addition, if left untreated, a woman with GDM (gestational diabetes mellitus) is more susceptible to various complications. In this article, we will discuss the risk factors for developing gestational diabetes and whether all women with these risk factors develop gestational diabetes.

What are the risk factors for developing gestational diabetes?

Gestational diabetes develops during pregnancy and usually disappears after giving birth. Any woman can develop GDM, but you are at risk if:

If any of these apply to you, you may be at risk of gestational diabetes. Most women who have gestational diabetes deliver normal babies. However, if gestational diabetes goes uncontrolled, it may cause certain complications. Gestational diabetes may go away on its own after birth, but women who suffer from this have a high chance of developing Type 2 diabetes later in life.

Do all women with risk factors for gestational diabetes develop the condition?

No, not all women with risk factors for gestational diabetes will necessarily develop the condition. It’s also important to note that some women may develop GDM even if they have no risk factors at all. This is why healthcare providers typically screen all pregnant women for gestational diabetes, regardless of their risk factors. If you have one or more risk factors for gestational diabetes, it’s important to discuss this with your doctor. They can provide guidance on ways to reduce your risk, such as maintaining a healthy weight, eating a balanced diet, and staying physically active during pregnancy. They may also recommend earlier or more frequent screening for gestational diabetes.

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Who is more likely to develop gestational diabetes?
Women who are obese before pregnancy, those who have a family history of diabetes, those who have had gestational diabetes in a previous pregnancy, those who have delivered a baby weighing 4.5kg or more or those who are of Chinese, Asian, African-Caribbean or middle eastern origins are at greater risk of developing gestational diabetes.

Last Updated on May 5, 2023 by Team THIP

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Who is more likely to develop gestational diabetes?
Women who are obese before pregnancy, those who have a family history of diabetes, those who have had gestational diabetes in a previous pregnancy, those who have delivered a baby weighing 4.5kg or more or those who are of Chinese, Asian, African-Caribbean or middle eastern origins are at greater risk of developing gestational diabetes.

Last Updated on May 5, 2023 by Team THIP

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Who is more likely to develop gestational diabetes?
Women who are obese before pregnancy, those who have a family history of diabetes, those who have had gestational diabetes in a previous pregnancy, those who have delivered a baby weighing 4.5kg or more or those who are of Chinese, Asian, African-Caribbean or middle eastern origins are at greater risk of developing gestational diabetes.

Last Updated on May 5, 2023 by Team THIP

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Who is more likely to develop gestational diabetes?
Women who are obese before pregnancy, those who have a family history of diabetes, those who have had gestational diabetes in a previous pregnancy, those who have delivered a baby weighing 4.5kg or more or those who are of Chinese, Asian, African-Caribbean or middle eastern origins are at greater risk of developing gestational diabetes.

Last Updated on May 5, 2023 by Team THIP

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Who is more likely to develop gestational diabetes?
Women who are obese before pregnancy, those who have a family history of diabetes, those who have had gestational diabetes in a previous pregnancy, those who have delivered a baby weighing 4.5kg or more or those who are of Chinese, Asian, African-Caribbean or middle eastern origins are at greater risk of developing gestational diabetes.

Last Updated on May 5, 2023 by Team THIP

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Who is more likely to develop gestational diabetes?
Women who are obese before pregnancy, those who have a family history of diabetes, those who have had gestational diabetes in a previous pregnancy, those who have delivered a baby weighing 4.5kg or more or those who are of Chinese, Asian, African-Caribbean or middle eastern origins are at greater risk of developing gestational diabetes.

Last Updated on May 5, 2023 by Team THIP

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Who is more likely to develop gestational diabetes?
Women who are obese before pregnancy, those who have a family history of diabetes, those who have had gestational diabetes in a previous pregnancy, those who have delivered a baby weighing 4.5kg or more or those who are of Chinese, Asian, African-Caribbean or middle eastern origins are at greater risk of developing gestational diabetes.

Last Updated on May 5, 2023 by Team THIP

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Who is more likely to develop gestational diabetes?
Women who are obese before pregnancy, those who have a family history of diabetes, those who have had gestational diabetes in a previous pregnancy, those who have delivered a baby weighing 4.5kg or more or those who are of Chinese, Asian, African-Caribbean or middle eastern origins are at greater risk of developing gestational diabetes.

Last Updated on May 5, 2023 by Team THIP

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

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