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I had gestational diabetes during my first pregnancy. How likely am I to get it again?

I had gestational diabetes in my first pregnancy. How likely am I to get it again during my second pregnancy?

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If you've had gestational diabetes in a previous pregnancy, you have a 60 percent chance of developing it again, according to the American Diabetes Association. Additionally, half of all women with a history of gestational diabetes develop type 2 diabetes within 10 years of the onset of their gestational diabetes, so it's important to maintain good exercise and nutritional habits after your baby is born.

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