Who Are At Risk

Any disorder, disease, or a condition depicting abnormal reaction of body or development in the body may lead to risk and unfavourable consequences. Though gestational diabetes is a temporary condition, there is a high risk involved for the mother and child both.
There is a high risk for developing gestational diabetes in the following cases:

  • If a you are older than 25 years when you are pregnant.
  • If you have a family history of diabetes in either parents or siblings.
  • If you gave birth to a child that weighed more than 9 pounds or a child with a birth defect.
  • If you have a history of pregnancy induced high blood pressure or urinary tract infection
  • If you have too much amniotic fluid
  • If you have had a miscarriage or stillbirth
  • If you are overweight before pregnancy

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