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If I have gestational diabetes, can I develop diabetes later in life?

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Usually, blood sugar levels return to normal within six weeks of childbirth. But women who have had gestational diabetes are more likely to get type 2 diabetes later in life.

SOURCES: 

American Diabetes Association: “Recently Diagnosed.” 

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC): “Diabetes Overview.” 

National Diabetes Education Program: “About Diabetes and Pre-diabetes.” 

Saaddine, J. , 2006. Annals of Internal Medicine

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on May 11, 2019

SOURCES: 

American Diabetes Association: “Recently Diagnosed.” 

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC): “Diabetes Overview.” 

National Diabetes Education Program: “About Diabetes and Pre-diabetes.” 

Saaddine, J. , 2006. Annals of Internal Medicine

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on May 11, 2019

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