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Gestational diabetes

Diabetes/Endocrine System | Last Active: Apr 13 12:49pm | Replies (4)

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@amandaburnett

Hi @farahali and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I see you are inquiring about developing type 2 diabetes after having gestational diabetes during pregnancy. According to the CDC, About 50% of women with gestational diabetes go on to develop type 2 diabetes, but there are steps you can take to prevent it. here is the link that you can use to look further into it. https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/basics/gestational.html#:~:text=About%2050%25%20of%20women%20with,sure%20you're%20on%20track.

It goes on to say that reaching your target weight after pregnancy will help reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes afterwards. Have you gain weight during this third pregnancy? What did your physician suggest while you see your pregnancy to term?

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Thank you for your reply, im not and i was not obese anytime in life.my BMI is 20-21

I’m old now, I had gestational diabetes. My baby girl was 9.5 lbs at birth. I developed Graves Disease following my pregnancy. Now I’m 55, overweight due to hypothyroidism, and I’m not diabetic, but I eat sugar free to try to keep the weight down.