if a mother suffered gestational diabetes during pregnency is there any chance of baby getting this, if yes at what age baby has risk of diabetes in his life - type a and type b both. what precaution i should take so that he doesnt get it . please advice. i have a preemie i want him to be in good health as he grows up.his age now is 6 month corrected

aradhana sharma

Sonali Shivlani mam please clear my query. # baby health and development


Hi Aradhana! i had it in my pregnancy. My baby was in the icu so that doctors could detect. He did not and now at 4 years he does not have any diabetes. Overall especially for YOU please take care of your diet and keep getting your sugar tested

Sonali Shivlani

Gestational diabetes does not cause diabetes in the baby. It can result in the baby gaining excess weight during pregnancy and also having difficulty in processing sugar post birth. To monitor this the baby is kept under observation to ensure that the baby does not experience fluctuations in sugar levels. Relax.

Mrunal Kadekar

it will not pass to baby..just do your routine sugar check-up and take proper diet..

Dr. Shilpitha Shanthappa

If you have gestational diabetes, your baby may be at increased risk of excessive birth weight- Extra glucose in your bloodstream crosses the placenta, which triggers your baby's pancreas to make extra insulin. This can cause your baby to grow too large... mother's high blood sugar may increase her risk of early labor and delivering her baby before its due date- pre term birth sometimes causes respiratory distress too... Sometimes babies of mothers with gestational diabetes develop low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) shortly after birth because their own insulin production is high...
In later stages of life, Babies have a higher risk of developing obesity and type 2 diabetes ( in late 30's)... So, its not an issue now...

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