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Risk of your baby getting diabetes

Your baby isn't at risk for developing diabetes simply because of your gestational diabetes.

If you follow the guidelines for managing your gestational diabetes and maintain a normal blood glucose level during pregnancy, your baby is less likely to be predisposed to obesity and type 2 diabetes later in life.

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Obesity

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight.

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Type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic (lifelong) disease marked by high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes.

Learn more about type 2 diabetes in our health encyclopedia.


 

Source: Allina Patient Education, Gestational Diabetes: When You Have Diabetes During Pregnancy, third edition, ISBN 1-931876-21-6

First published: 11/27/2006
Last updated: 04/01/2010

Reviewed by: Allina Patient Education experts