Type II diabetes: While your gestational diabetes ends with the birth of your baby, the risk that you might get diabetes in the future doesn't. Having gestational diabetes raises your risk for getting it again in future pregnancies, and for getting type II diabetes later on.
Heart disease: Researchers found that women who developed gestational diabetes were much more likely to be diagnosed with heart disease by age 50.
If you continue to exercise, watch your weight and eat a healthy diet after pregnancy, you can avoid these health problems when you're older.
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