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Diabetes after a GD pregnancy

(5 Posts)
MoonStar07 Wed 05-Oct-16 19:59:56

I was told (not by a medic) that a third preganancy with gestational diabetes could give me permanent type 2 diabetes? Is this correct?

Tootsiepops Wed 05-Oct-16 20:28:37

Anyone who has had gestational diabetes is at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the future. My hospital told me it was 50/50 in terms of odds, but I don't know how accurate that is. I'm not sure if the odds increase the more GD pregnancies you have - it sounds plausible.

MoonStar07 Wed 05-Oct-16 23:14:53

It's a worry as I'm considering a 3rd pregnancy

Jinglebells99 Wed 05-Oct-16 23:18:32

My mum had gestational diabetes in her third pregnancy and went on to develop type 2 diabetes.

MoonStar07 Wed 05-Oct-16 23:31:19

Straight after preganancy?

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