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 [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
June 04, 2014
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