What is GDM and what are its risk factors?
Although any woman can develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy, some of the factors that may increase the risk include the following:
family history of diabetes
having given birth previously to a very large infant, a still birth, or a child with a birth defect
having too much amniotic fluid (polyhydramnios)
Women who are older than 25 are at a greater risk for developing gestational diabetes than younger women.
Although increased glucose in the urine is often included in the list of risk factors, it is not believed ...more
The main risk factors are 1)Obesity, 2)Age more than 25, 3)Family history of diabetes,4) Bad obstetric history such as abortion,still child etc 5)Previous history of large baby and 6)Presence of hypertension /dyslipidemia