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Risk Factors for Diabetes: Gestational Diabetes

Risk Factors

Risk factors for gestational diabetes are similar to those for developing type 2 diabetes, and include increasing age, being overweight or obese, sedentary lifestyle, and being a member of minority racial or ethnic group.

Related Risk Factors Indicators:

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Content updated: Thu, 12 Oct 2017 16:10:31 MDT