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September 3, 2002

Gestational Diabetes, Research: Causes and Prevention

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Question from Canada:

My grandmother had gestational diabetes while pregnant with my aunt, my mother had it while pregnant with me, and both offspring developed type 1 diabetes. Has anyone done a study on whether mothers who had gestational diabetes are more prone to have a child who will develop type 1 diabetes?

Answer:

From: DTeam Staff

There is no evidence children whose mother had gestational diabetes are at greater risk of developing diabetes themselves.

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