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Gestational diabetes: Can affect a baby’s genes

Saturday, January 22, 2011

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For the vast majority of women with gestational diabetes, good pre- and postnatal health care, including watching diet and weight, ensures that the condition is only temporary. But for a small number of women, the diabetes can become permanent or can reoccur during a future pregnancy. Not only that, the babies of women with gestational diabetes are also at risk, not just of developing type 2 diabetes, but of passing it on to the next generation.

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