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Be Safe from Diabetes: Gestational Diabetes During Pregnancy

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

If you were diagnosed with gestational diabetes while you were pregnant, you might be at risk of heart disease later in life, according to a new long-term study.

Doctors say gestational diabetes develops during pregnancy and usually goes away afterwards. However, according to the study, it  could increase a woman's risk of heart disease in midlife. The study also found that heart complications could develop before diabetes.

The study found a link between pregnancy-related diabetes and heart disease; however, it did not prove cause and effect.