Who is at risk of gestational diabetes?

If a pregnant woman has too much glucose in their blood they may not be able to produce enough insulin to transport all of it to cells and therefore an abnormal amount can remain in the blood. This leads to a condition called gestational diabetes.

As with type 2 diabetes, obesity is a contributory factor to the onset of gestational diabetes. However, being overweight is not the only signifier that a woman may be at increased risk of the condition.

Our infographic below explains the various factors that can make a woman more likely to develop the disease. These include their age, ethnicity and medical history.

If you, a family member or friend have suffered gestational diabetes and this has been made worse because of the negligent actions of others, speak to a member of our clinical negligence team today. Doing so couldn't be easier, simply call us on 0800 054 6512 or allow us to get in touch with you by filling in our online enquiry form. 

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