Gestational diabetes causes and risk factors



When you eat, your pancreas releases insulin, a hormone that helps move a sugar called glucose from your blood to your cells, which use it for energy.

During pregnancy, your placenta makes hormones that cause glucose to build up in your blood. Usually, your pancreas can send out enough insulin to handle it. But if your body can’t make enough insulin or stops using insulin like it should, your blood sugar levels rise, and you get gestational diabetes.


Risk Factors

Were overweight before you got pregnant

Are African-American, Asian, Hispanic, or Native American

Have blood sugar levels that are higher than they should be but not high enough to be diabetes (this is called prediabetes)

Have a family member with diabetes

Have had gestational diabetes before

Have high blood pressure or other medical complications

Have given birth to a large baby (weighing more than 9 pounds)

Have given birth to a baby who was stillborn or had certain birth defects Are older than 25


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Morgan E,

Editorial Manager,

Journal of Clinical Diabetes