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Is there a cure for gestational diabetes?

There is no known cure for gestational diabetes. If you develop gestational diabetes, you are at risk for developing diabetes later in life. You may also develop gestational diabetes if you become pregnant again. However, you can significantly lower the risk of developing complications before, during, and after pregnancy by making a commitment to healthy habits and blood glucose monitoring.

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