Gestational Diabetes (cont.)

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What is the outlook (prognosis) for gestational diabetes?

Most women with gestational diabetes who receive treatment go on to deliver healthy babies. The risk of complications increases when blood glucose levels are not properly managed. While some women with gestational diabetes will develop type 2 diabetes after delivery, this risk can be reduced by following a good nutritional plan, exercising, and maintaining a healthy weight.

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American Diabetes Association. "Gestational Diabetes."

WebMD.com. Gestational Diabetes. SOURCES:
American Diabetes Association: "Gestational Diabetes."
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: "Gestational Diabetes: A Guide for Pregnant Women."
American College of Nurse Midwives: "Gestational Diabetes."
Reviewed by Michael Dansinger, MD on May 15, 2012


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/6/2013

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