According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, as many as 10%-50% of women who develop gestation diabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years following pregnancy. Approximately 1%-14% of pregnancies are affected by gestational diabetes in the United States, placing women with gestational diabetes at seven times greater risk for later development of type 2 diabetes compared with women without gestational diabetes. The risk of developing gestational diabetes is greatest among Black, Hispanic, and Native American women.
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Cite this: Anne L. Peters. Fast Five Quiz: Type 2 Diabetes and Pregnancy - Medscape - May 11, 2022.