Gestational diabetes raises risk for later disease

05/27/2009 | Medscape (free registration)

An analysis of data from 20 studies found pregnant women with gestational diabetes mellitus have a 7.5-fold increased risk of getting Type 2 diabetes in the future. U.K. researchers said awareness of the risk among patients and providers could provide an opportunity to implement dietary and lifestyle changes, along with pharmacological interventions, to help prevent or delay onset of the disease.

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