Gestational Diabetes – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and the Office of Research on Women’s Health are teaming up to remind women who have a history of gestational diabetes that they have an increased risk for diabetes. Dr. Griffin Rodgers is the Director of NIDDK.
Rodgers: Women who are diagnoses with gestational diabetes in fact they have a 40 to 60 percent chance of developing diabetes within in the next 5 to 10 years after delivery.
Narrator: Dr. Rodgers adds, their children also have an increased risk for diabetes and obesity. For more on gestational diabetes plus steps to manage the risks of developing 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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