Information on Other Forms of Diabetes
There are other forms of diabetes other than
type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes
that only pregnant women get. If not treated, it can cause problems
for mothers and babies. Gestational diabetes develops in 2% to 5%
of all pregnancies but usually disappears when a pregnancy is over.
Other specific types of diabetes resulting from specific genetic
syndromes, surgery, drugs, malnutrition, infections, and other illnesses
may account for 1% to 2% of all diagnosed cases of diabetes.
Factors for Gestational Diabetes and Other Forms
Gestational diabetes occurs more frequently in African Americans, Hispanic/Latino
Americans, American Indians, and people with a family history of diabetes
than in other groups. Obesity is also associated with higher risk. Women
who have had gestational diabetes are at increased risk for later developing
type 2 diabetes. In some studies, nearly 40% of women with a history
of gestational diabetes developed diabetes in the future.
types of diabetes, which may account for 1% to 2% of
all diagnosed cases, result from specific genetic syndromes,
surgery, drugs, malnutrition, infections, and other illnesses.
is important to understand the potential risk factors
and treatments available for diabetes in order to prevent
negative reactions that are avoidable. People with diabetes
must take responsibility for their day-to-day care, and
keep blood glucose levels from going too low or too high.
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