Thu, Mar 30, 2017

Q: What are the risk factors for gestational diabetes?

A: Although gestational diabetes sometimes affects women who do not have any known risk factors, it is more likely to occur in women with one or more of the following characteristics: the woman has relatives with diabetes mellitus, she is aged over 35 years old, she is obese, she has had gestational diabetes during a previous pregnancy or she has given birth to a newborn weighing more than 4 kg.