Diet and Nutrition

Lowering Risk of Gestational Diabetes with a Healthy Diet and Normal Weight

What Increases the Chances of Developing Gestational Diabetes?

The risk of developing gestational diabetes is high for some people than others. The risk is high when:

  • Someone is overweight
  • Someone has developed gestational diabetes before
  • There is a history in the family of type 2 diabetes
  • Having a polycystic ovary syndrome, which is a hormonal disorder
  • Someone is Native American, African American, Pacific Islander American, Asian American or Hispanic
  • Someone has pre-diabetes