Gestational Diabetes Causes Risk For Type 2

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By Deborah Mitchell for eMaxHealth.com

Women who develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy have a significant risk of getting type 2 diabetes either soon after giving birth or within the next ten or more years. Results of a new study appearing in the Archives of Internal Medicine reveal that women can greatly reduce that risk by eating a healthy diet, and some diet options are better than others.

Your diet can protect against type 2 diabetes

As many as 18 percent of pregnant women in the United States are diagnosed with gestational diabetes, a condition in which diabetes develops for the first time during pregnancy. Gestational diabetes can lead to various complications, including having a large baby (with associated risks during labor and delivery), and giving birth to an infant with very low blood glucose levels and/or breathing problems.

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