Apr 18, 2013 1:44 PM by NBC News

Researchers study risks for pregnancy-related diabetes

A study of more than one-million women identifies pregnancy-related conditions that increase the risk for diabetes.

Researchers in Canada looked at the medical records of more than one-million pregnant women. They noted which women developed high blood pressure during pregnancy, or gestational diabetes, and then tracked their health for years after their pregnancy.

They found women who had high blood pressure during pregnancy had double the risk for diabetes compared to women who didn't develop pre-eclampsia.

Women with both pre-eclampsia and gestational diabetes had a 15 times greater risk for developing diabetes after pregnancy.



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