Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Diabetes Gestational Risk Factors

Risk factors for gestational diabetes include:

  • Age over 25 years
  • Race:
    • American Indian
    • Alaskan Native
    • Puerto Rican
    • Asian Indian
    • Hawaiian
  • Family history for diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Previous infant birth weight over 9 pounds (4 kilograms)
  • Weight gain prior to pregnancy
  • Smoking

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Last Updated: Mar 18, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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