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How common is gestational diabetes?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner
Studies show that less than ten percent of all babies are born to women with gestational diabetes. The risk of developing gestational diabetes is higher once you reach age 25. This risk is nearly six times higher for women over 40 than for teenage mothers.

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