Family Risk of Diabetes – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. Certain ethnic and racial groups are at higher risk for having pre-diabetes and developing diabetes. Dr. Griffin Rodgers, at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases says these groups include African-Americans, Hispanics and Latinos, Asian-Americans, Pacific Islanders, Native Americans and Alaska Natives.
Dr. Rodgers: But itís also important to realize that in this country, about nine percent of women who go through normal pregnancy will develop whatís called gestational diabetes.
Narrator: Gestational diabetes is diabetes found for the first time when a woman is pregnant. It goes away after her child is born, but increases her risk for having diabetes later. For details, visit www.YourDiabetesInfo.org. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the US Department of Health and Human Services.
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