Gestational Diabetes

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about gestational diabetes.

Who is at risk for developing gestational diabetes?

A variety of factors can increase your risk of having gestational diabetes, according to The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).

You are more likely, according to ACOG, to develop gestational diabetes if you have the following risk factors:

  • close relative with diabetes
  • ethnicity – African American, American Indian, Asian American, Hispanic, Latina, or Pacific Islander
  • older than 25
  • overweight
  • polycystic ovary syndrome
  • prediabetes
  • previous gestational diabetes
  • previous stillbirth
  • very large baby

For more information about risks of developing gestational diabetes, talk with your physician.

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Source: American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG); National Institutes of Health (NIH); American Diabetes Association (ADA)