Study Measures Gestational Diabetes Risk

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Pregnant women who develop gestational diabetes during their first pregnancy are at increased risk for developing this condition in their second or third pregnancies ...

... gestational diabetes ... affects about 4% of all pregnancies, according to the American Diabetes Association.

In the new study of 65,132 pregnant women, those who had gestational diabetes during their first pregnancy had a 13.2-fold increased risk of developing gestational diabetes in their second pregnancy.

Those who had gestational diabetes in their first pregnancy but not their second had a 6.3-fold increased risk for developing this condition during their third pregnancy, and those women who had gestational diabetes in their first and second pregnancies had close to a 26-fold increased risk for developing gestational diabetes in their third pregnancy, the study showed ...

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