As many as 10%-50% of patients who develop GDM will go on to develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years after pregnancy. Compared with patients without prior GDM, patients with a history of GDM are at an eight- to tenfold higher risk for type 2 diabetes and a twofold higher risk for cardiovascular disease. The risk for GDM is greatest among Black, Hispanic, and Native American patients.
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Cite this: Anne L. Peters, Romesh Khardori. Fast Five Quiz: Type 2 Diabetes and Pregnancy - Medscape - Jun 28, 2023.