Gestational Diabetes – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes that affects 7 percent of all pregnancies in the United States.
Rodgers: It occurs more frequently among women with a family history of diabetes.
Narrator: Dr. Griffin Rodgers is the Director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. He says it is also more prevalent in some minorities and obese women.
Rodgers: But what many women don’t realize is that their history of gestational diabetes puts them at risk for diabetes throughout their lifetime and increases long term risks for both the mom and for her child.
Narrator: For details on gestational diabetes visit the website, www.YourDiabetesInfo.org. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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