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    Gestational Diabetes - What Increases Your Risk

    You have an increased chance of developing gestational diabetes if:

    • You are 25 or older when you become pregnant.
    • You have had gestational diabetes before.
    • You have given birth to a baby who weighed more than 9 lb (4 kg).
    • You have a parent or sibling who has type 2 diabetes.
    • You are obese (your body mass index camera.gif[BMI] is 30 or higher).
    • You are a member of a racial group or ethnic group that has a high risk of diabetes, such as Latin Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, African Americans, or Pacific Islanders.
    • You have a history of prediabetes.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: June 04, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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