July 02, 2015

Q: How does gestational diabetes differ from type 1 or 2 diabetes?

A: Gestational diabetes affects only pregnant women. People who have type 1 diabetes, sometimes referred to as juvenile diabetes, are generally born with it. Type 2 diabetes accounts for 95 percent of all cases of diabetes in the U.S.; it occurs in adulthood, and is triggered by lifestyle factors such as obesity and lack of physical activity.

Answered by Parents.com-Team



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