If you are diagnosed with gestational diabetes, it enhances the risk factor for diabetes for your child. Gestational diabetes occurs temporarily during pregnancy. It may make mothers prone to getting type 2 diabetes later on. New studies reveal that children with diabetic mothers during pregnancy, makes them prone to getting it during their teens. No alarms though!
Avoid overeating and gaining excessive weight during pregnancy. Also make your kids indulge in outdoor sports to keep their metabolism up. Limit their intake of empty calories viz junk food and packaged drinks. Encourage them to adopt a healthy lifestyle to prevent them from getting diabetes.
See details at NYTimes.com.