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State of Alaska

Health Status Outcomes for Diabetes: Gestational Diabetes

Health Status Outcomes

Women with gestational diabetes have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life. Some studies indicate that as many as 40% develop type 2 diabetes within 20 years of being diagnosed with gestational diabetes. There is some evidence regarding the higher risk of diabetes to infants born to mothers with diabetes during pregnancy as well. There appears to be a greater likelihood that these infants are born with compromised pancreatic beta cells, leading to a higher chance of developing diabetes. Poor outcomes from gestational diabetes to babies: [[br]]Very large baby (Macrosomia) [[br]]Respiratory Distress Syndrome [[br]]Low blood sugar (Hypoglycemia) [[br]]Type 2 diabetes later in life Complications to mother: [[br]]High blood pressure [[br]]Pre-eclampsia [[br]]Increased risk of diabetes [[br]]Pre-term labor [[br]] [[br]] ---- {{class .SmallerFont See "'Resources and References"' tab for references. }}

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Content updated: Mon, 14 Jan 2019 13:59:28 AKST
The information provided above is from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services' Center for Health Data and Statistics AK-IBIS web site (http://ibis.dhss.alaska.gov/). The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: " Retrieved Mon, 23 September 2019 0:56:50 from Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Center for Health Data and Statistics, Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health Web site: http://ibis.dhss.alaska.gov/ ".

Content updated: Mon, 14 Jan 2019 13:59:28 AKST