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How do other conditions affect gestational diabetes?

Other conditions can worsen the symptoms and complications of gestational diabetes. The most common is obesity. Being overweight places you at higher risk of developing gestational diabetes. It also makes it more challenging to manage blood sugar during pregnancy. Talk to your doctor about a weight loss program if you are thinking of becoming pregnant.

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